Project HEART set to launch at NYITCOM at ASU this summer

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The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at ASU) is now accepting applications for its annual summer program, “Project H.E.A.R.T.” (Health Education Advocacy Reflection and Training), which will be held on the ASU campus June 11-14.

Project H.E.A.R.T. is a four-day/three-night residential camp intended to further NYITCOM at A-State’s mission to develop Arkansans for service in the Delta region. There is no cost to the student.

“The program is a one-of-a-kind experience that can open doors to enlighten students about future career opportunities in healthcare and to the overall well-being of their community,” said Dr. Amanda Deel, assistant dean of Clinical Education and Project H.E.A.R.T. director.

Students applying for Project H.E.A.R.T. must be a high school student entering 11th or 12th grade in August of 2019, must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must meet the eligibility guidelines as outlined in the child nutrition program. Project H.E.A.R.T. is aimed at students who would benefit from an opportunity to excel.

The application process is competitive. Applications must be completed along with two letters of recommendation from the school’s faculty or staff as well as a personal statement. Applications must be returned and postmarked no later than March 1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Applications are available online, through high school guidance counselors or by contacting the NYITCOM Office of Clinical Education at 870-680-8891. Interested students can also email Miyah Washington at