Scholars gain insight on medical and dentistry summer programs

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Ms. Lisa Long, Ms. Rachel Quinto and Mr. Claudis Polk, of the UNC-CH School of Medicine’s Office of Special Programs, spoke to students in the School of Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering about the medical and dentistry summer programs offered at the UNC-School of Medicine.

According to Dr. Mark Melton, professor of biology and dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, representatives have come to SAU to recruit students for the past seven years.

“It’s important to have outside speakers and/or recruiters visit campus to discuss opportunities for our STEM majors in a variety of areas,” Melton said. “We have a good track record of students attending the program that do quite well. The program gives students an ‘in the driver’s seat’ exposure/experience of the rigors of professional school in the areas of medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and physical therapy, to name a few. The program accepts two or three students from Saint Augustine’s University each year to participate in either the Medical Enrichment Program or the Science Enrichment Program.”

Campus Events


Sunday, May 8: Baccalaureate Program; 6 p.m.; Saint Augustine's Chapel


Friday, May 13: Stone of Hope Gala; 7 p.m.; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC; $100 per person


Saturday, May 14: Commencement; 9 a.m.; University Quadrangle