Gadsden State Community College graduate, Jason Bolt of Alexandria, has been selected to participate in the Summer Rural Pre-Medical Internship Program under the direction of the UAB School of Medicine and the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. Bolt, a biology major, attended classes at Gadsden State’s McClellan Center in Anniston.
The internship program is for sophomores and juniors interested in Primary Care/Family Practice Medicine and Rural Practice where Alabama has a serious deficiency. There are many areas of the state where residents are a considerable distance away from medical care. The program provides students with exposure to the health care needs of rural Alabama, giving particular attention to the primary care specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. In addition to a stipend to assist with their living costs, the participants in the program receive tutorial help in preparing for examinations for medical school admission.