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Applications Now Being Accepted For Future Docs Program

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Applications Now Being Accepted For Future Docs Program

CHATTANOOGA – High school graduates and college students interested in stepping into the world of medicine now have a golden opportunity to pursue their dreams. Applications are open for the Future Docs program, a joint venture of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, tailored specifically for those who aspire for a rewarding career in medicine. The deadline for submitting applications is May 1.

Future Docs and Its Objectives

The Future Docs Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine is a one-of-its-kind program aimed at providing students a glimpse into the life of a medical professional. It aims not only to inspire them towards a career in medicine but also to commence community-based mentoring/teaching experiences with local physicians. Additionally, it assists with efforts to increase the pipeline of health care providers in Southeastern Tennessee.

“Our objective is to enlighten students on the nitty-gritty of a profession in medicine,” expressed Mark Brzezienski, MD, past president of the Medical Society and Medical Foundation, and the founder of the program. “We aspire to motivate these talented young students to choose a career in the healthcare industry.”

Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

Scheduled for June 17-20, the Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine is a week-long program curated especially for upcoming high school seniors and 2024 high school graduates who are keen on pursuing careers in medicine. Over the week, attendees will gain insights into various career trajectories within medicine, shadow healthcare professionals practicing in diverse specialties, and have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning simulations and potential shadowing experiences.

Applicants to the Future Docs program need to apply online at All participants of Future Docs are obligated to uphold professional behavior, complete compulsory training, and comply with hospital regulations. Moreover, applicants must pass a negative TB skin test to be eligible for participation in the program.

Significantly, this initiative seeks to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical experience, offering students a realistic view of the medical profession and helping them make informed career decisions.

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