Baptist Health Paducah will offer its sixth Pre Med Academy this summer

Baptist Health Paducah. February 23, 2023

The program will give students an inside look at medical careers


(PADUCAH, KY) February 21, 2023 - Baptist Health Paducah will offer its sixth Pre-Med Academy this summer for college students interested in attending medical school. The goal of this program is to assist college students in their medical career development and to foster relationships with future physicians.


“This program will give students an inside look at medical careers to help them determine what they want to do and why,” said Bradley Housman, MD, chief medical officer. “Shadowing a variety of medical professionals will give them a unique perspective as they go through hospital departments and help students network for future job opportunities and provide valuable experience for applications to graduation programs.”


The paid internship begins in early June and continues for eight weeks, with interns averaging 24 hours a week. Students will rotate with physicians and other medical professionals through areas including emergency, cardiology, family medicine, neurology-neurosurgery, obstetrics-gynecology, oncology, pathology, radiology, surgery and vascular services.


This summer program allows undergraduate, pre-medicine students to shadow physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other providers for a well-rounded experience. All students who complete the program will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. In order to apply, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with a concentrated focus on pre-medicine.
  • Submit a transcript from the latest semester indicating a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • A 400-word essay on why the student feels they should be selected for this program


Applications for this year’s program are due March 15. To apply, visit Pre Med Academy – Baptist Health. A committee will review applicants, and notifications will be issued by April 30.


For more information regarding the Pre-Med Academy, contact physician recruiter, Connie Overstreet at 270-415-7795, or visit Pre-Med Academy (