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IMPACT the RACE Enrichment Programs

IMPACT the Race sponsors multiple Enrichment Programs for High School students.

Below is a list of the enrichment programs that are available for high school juniors and seniors to apply to attend. 

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mo·sa·ic /mōˈzāik/ (noun)

  1. “A picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.”
  2. “An individual (especially an animal) composed of cells of two genetically different types.”

      To create a mosaic the artist must use individual pieces that are different in color, material, shape, and size. The intrigue behind mosaics as an art form is the ability to create a greater picture out of pieces that would not seemingly work together, but ultimately form a copasetic bond.  Health care is a mosaic because it is made up of unique individuals from various demographics as well as various professions with different responsibilities.

         The objective of this summer enrichment program is to help change and further build the “mosaic” of Mississippi’s healthcare system. It does this by promoting and propelling access to medical careers in underserved communities throughout rural Mississippi and also by illuminating and energizing the pathways to these careers that individuals from these communities have.

Mosaic is a residential program that exposes students to various careers in health care by immersing them in engaging and educational back-to-back experiences over the course of one week. Students who participate in this program will be exposed to various health careers:



-Health-Related Professions


-Population Health



 Applications for the Mosaic Summer Enrichment Program open Monday, January 8th at 8:00 AM.
Applications are due Tuesday, February 28th at 4:30 PM. 
Decisions will be made and applicants will be notified no later than Friday, March 17th at 4:30 PM. 

Exploring Health Care Pathways


The Office of Admissions and the Improving Primary Care for the Rural Community through Medical Education (IMPACT the RACE) Program collaborated to create The Exploring Healthcare Pathways Outreach Program. The program consists of multiple outreach events designed to inspire Mississippi high school students to pursue careers in health-related professions. One of the ways we are doing this is by giving the high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in engaging and educational activities about various health care programs offered at UMMC. Multiple one-day enrichment events will be held on college campuses around the state; starting on January 28, 2023 (The University of Mississippi Medical Center); February 4, 2023 (Mississippi University for Women); February 25, 2023, (Alcorn State University). March 4, 2023 (Delta State University/Mississippi Valley State University)  A one-day event held on college campuses around the state, designed to give students the opportunity to learn about various health care programs offered at UMMC and interact with students, faculty and staff.

 The interest form for this event can be accessed by clicking this link. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions by phone, (6019845010) or email at

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award. The contents of the program do not necessarily represent the official views, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.