CierraBrownHOPKINS COUNTY, KY (10/13/12) – Cierra Brown, a May 2012 graduate of Hopkins County Central High School, recently completed the Professional Education Preparation Program at University of Louisville.

The purpose of the program is to reach out to incoming freshmen from rural areas who are interested in becoming doctors or dentists and hope to return to their home county or a similar area to practice.  The program offers a unique and exciting opportunity to experience a college environment, clinical and hospital activities, and explore careers in medicine and dentistry.
 
The primary focus of the UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program is college preparation and clinical/hospital experiences in medicine and dentistry. UK PEPP Scholars will experience college dormitory life and participate in a variety of activities at UK Chandler Medical Center, UK Hospital, UK College of Medicine, and UK College of Dentistry. Health-related seminars, as well as staff support regarding the admissions process for medical and dental school, are important components of PEPP.
 
Brown is the first person chosen from Hopkins County. While in high school, she participated in Madisonville Community College's dual credit program in health sciences. She completed several hours of college classes, her nursing assistant certification and obtained her industry certification in Allied Health by passing Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessment.
 
Brown was given the opportunity to participate in classes that prepared her for the fall.

"This has been a wonderful experience and a preview of what college life is going to be like," Brown said. She thanked program coordinator Katie Leslie for considering her for the program and for setting up the guest speakers and activities.  
 
Cierra is completing her education at University of Kentucky where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing. She plans to work towards a doctorate in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Eric and Melissa Brown of Madisonville.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Lori Harrison

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Maroons Edge Murray, 3-2

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/28/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins edged visiting Murray 3-2 in a boys' high school soccer game… Read More

Join in the Fun at the 42nd Annual Piney Campers' Fair

KENTUCKY (8/29/15) – Piney Campground hosts its 42nd Annual Campers' Fair Sept. 16-20, 2015. Campers' Fair will… Read More
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10993

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6111

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5044

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4587

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4213

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 16011

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10993

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1531

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1409

'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1367

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1196

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1031

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1025

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 28, 2015 1019

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 972

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 761

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster
August 28, 2015 734

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News