High School Students

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The Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP) is designed for high school seniors from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) or underrepresented Asian communities that are enrolled in Buncombe County and Asheville City schools and are interested in healthcare. This program is a collaborative effort of the Asheville-Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement, MAHEC, Mission Health, and the Western Carolina Medical Society.

To be eligible for this internship, students must have a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.0, qualify as an under-represented minority, be interested in pursuing a healthcare career, have an active record of work and/or community service, have access to reliable transportation, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students apply and are interviewed in their junior year of high school.

Due to changes implemented as a result of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing clinical shadowing experiences for students from affiliated schools and programs based on need and availability.

Our Team

Jacquelyn Hallum, MBA, MHA Jacquelyn Hallum, MBA, MHA
Director, Health Careers and Diversity Education
phone 828-254-4479
Tracy Ashby-Wagner Tracy Ashby-Wagner
Program Coordinator
phone 828-257-4733
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