Tuesday, December 15, 2015

HU Masters in Medical Science Program Prepares Students for Future

HU Masters in Medical Science Program 

Prepares Students for Future 

The Hampton University Masters in Medical Science Program has a history of successfully preparing students for the top medical schools in the country.

HU alumnus Nicole Neal was named winner of the Memorial Awards Medical School Scholarship and has received a four-year scholarship to Mercer University School of Medicine.
Nicole Neal

Neal, a 2015 graduate of the HU Masters in Medical Science Program, credits the program for putting her on the right path to excelling in medical school.  

“It really prepared me for the application process for medical school,” said Neal. “I always knew I wanted to attend medical school, but there are so many steps to getting admitted and then being prepared for the course work. My time at Hampton truly put me on par with and in some classes ahead of several of my classmates.” 

Since 2010 the Medical Science program has produced a 66.5% acceptance rate to professional school (including medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry and allied health professions).
Medical Science & Pre-Medical Program

The Masters in Medical Science Program at Hampton prepares graduate students for entry into medical, dental, and other health professions schools by focusing on content and test-taking skills for professional examinations, and by providing preparation in the courses offered in the first year of health professions programs. The Medical Science Program separates itself from other preparation programs by offering a Master’s degree upon graduation.
Dr. Michael Druitt, Program Director

“Our students understand that this is a special, second-chance opportunity to realize their ultimate dreams of becoming doctors/dentists,” said Dr. Michael Druitt, program director. “I am very proud of our graduate program in Medical Science; here at Hampton, we help to prepare highly motivated students who share a passion for success and are committed to helping their communities!” The program mantra, is “Your Network = Your Networth!”

The first year curriculum is designed as a rigorous review and preparation for the MCAT/DAT. The second year curriculum was designed by the Chair of the Department of Physiology at the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Meharry Medical College to model the first year of Medical/Dental School. The Comprehensive Examination, administered at the completion of the second year and required for graduation, is designed to mimic the Medical/Dental National Board Examination Part I.

For more information on the program visit http://science.hamptonu.edu/prehealth/mprograms.cfm

- M.A. White '10

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hampton University is Thankful!

Hampton University is Thankful! 

We at Hampton University  would like to pause on this very special day to say that we are very thankful for our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Thank you for all your contributions to Hampton University and the community.

Here are some of things we are thankful for:

"I'm thankful for the happiness and good health of my family and friends." - Professor Communications and Journalism Tanya Howard

"I am thankful for life this year, for the life of myself my family & my brothers. Many don't get to say that every year but God willing I am thankful for the life I live." -  Xavier Eaves, senior marketing major from Houston, Texas
"This year, like every other year, I'm incredibly thankful for my family. If I didn't have them backing me with the pursuit of my passions and education I don't know where I'd be." - Brianna Thomas, senior strategic communications major, theater minor


 "I'm thankful for still being able to be in school with friends that care and to also travel back to see family. After losing one of my friends this year, it really altered my perspective on what matters. I just give thanks to still being able to work towards my ultimate goal in my field and have such a strong supporting system." - Phillip Jackson, Junior, journalism from Waldorf, MD

 "I am extremely grateful to be in my last year at Hampton and for the opportunities God has given me while I was here." - Averi Collins senior, Psychology and Spanish dual major from Alexandria,  VA

"I am thankful for so many things. I am Thankful for a family that has never given up on me. Thankful for friends who have supported and been there for me. Thankful for a God that has never failed me. Thankful for challenges that have made me stronger. Thankful for progress and constant growth." - Justin Williams, Junior 5-year MBA; finance concentration from Detroit, Michigan.

 "It's definitely difficult to form words around things to be thankful for when Gods blessing is in abundance. I am thankful to be in the position where my MBA is just one semester away, thankful for the strong network of friends and associates I've built through Hampton. Most importantly thankful for a strong legacy that my father has passed on to me." - Jamal Bailey, 5th year 5-year MBA major from Walker Mill, Maryland

"I am thankful for being granted the opportunity to obtain a high level of education from such a prestigious black university." - Kelsea Poppy Senior, 5-year MBA major


"I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the community with students at Hampton University and my fraternity. Furthermore, I am thankful for being able to impact so many lives everyday, including family and friends. I give God the greatest glory for bestowing in me leadership qualities and a clear mindset to accomplish all what is in store for me. That's why I am thankful during this holiday season." -  Zachary Pegues , senior, Marketing major from Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, September 24, 2015

HU Department of Physical Therapy Celebrates the White Coat and Pinning Ceremonies

HU Department of Physical Therapy Celebrates the White Coat and Pinning Ceremonies
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Second year physical therapy students were officially launched into their career field during Hampton University’s White Coat Ceremony last week on Sept. 12, 2015. Students in the Class of 2017 were able to gain a sense of the Department of Physical Therapy’s core values, which include: competency, leadership, compassion, integrity and service.    

By accepting and wearing the white coat, the students showed their dedication to health care and the physical therapy profession. This ceremony recognized students who had successfully completed their first year in the program and will be gaining their first clinical experiences starting in October.
Pinning Ceremony was also held on that day, formally initiating the Class of 2018 students into the physical therapy education program and profession.  During this ceremony students received the “SPT” or Student Physical Therapist pin, the first of two pins rewarded in the three year program. Upon completion of the program the second pin, with “DPT” or Doctor of Physical Therapy, will be rewarded.

The CEO of the American Physical Therapy Association, Michael Bowers, was the keynote speaker for both ceremonies. Bowers was able to discuss his expertise in a variety of aspects due to his background as a therapist in the justice system, minister, and as the CEO of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

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Both events were held in Phenix Hall here on campus.  The ceremonies were emotional for professors, attending family members, and students who are now starting a new chapter as they continue their progression through the physical therapy program.

- Ryan Jordan ' 16