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Austin Peay State University Dual Enrollment Class gives high school students glimpse of Medical School

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the spring of 2016, some of the area’s brightest high school students—including public school, private school and home-schooled students—will have an opportunity to take a rigorous dual enrollment class at Austin Peay State University to see if they have what it takes to survive in the medical profession.

The class, Human Anatomy & Physiology, will be offered from January 19th – April 27th through APSU’s Center for Extended and Distance Education, with Clarksville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Cooper Beazley leading the class.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

“This is not a class for beginners; it’s not a class where you can catch up. It moves very fast,” Beazley said in a video promoting the class. He added, “The real reason to do it is to give you an exposure to what you’d encounter in medical school.”

Students who successfully complete the class will earn four hours of APSU college credit toward a bachelor’s degree. The class will also give these high school students a head start on their medical careers, by providing them with a taste of what they’ll experience in medical school, which is why it is only for high performing, serious individuals.

The class will meet on the APSU main campus from 6:00am-8:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with labs held on some Friday evenings and Saturdays. In those labs, students will gain hands-on experience equivalent to a third year medical student.

Eligible students must have completed their high school biology and chemistry requirements, and commit themselves to full attendance, regardless of the class’ interference with extra-curricular activities. To enroll, students must also have an ACT composite score of at least 30, and ACT math and science sub-scores of at least 24.

The deadline to submit an application, available at www.apsu.edu/sites/apsu.edu/files/gosooner/AP_course_application_0.pdf is September 21st, 2015.

Selected students will be notified by October 1st, including those on a waiting list, and a meeting with Dr. Beazley and APSU staff will take place later that month.

For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/gosooner and click on the link for the anatomy and physiology cohort.


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