Demopolis native completes pre-med internship

Published 2:23 pm Thursday, August 15, 2013

Madison Duckworth of Demopolis recently completed an internship with the UAB School of Medicine, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus.

The eight-week Huntsville Rural Pre-medical Internship is a highly competitive program and provides pre-med students from rural areas with a broad exposure to medicine. The idea is to hopefully inspire these students to careers as physicians in rural Alabama.

Duckworth, 20, is a senior at UAB, majoring in molecular biology. She is the daughter of Tracy Keener and Marty Duckworth.

Madison Duckworth

Madison Duckworth recently completed a pre-med internship with UAB School of Medicine-Huntsville.

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The internship centered on students spending 150 hours shadowing and learning from doctors and other medical professionals at UAB School of Medicine-Huntsville as well as private physicians in Huntsville and the students’ home towns.

Locally, Duckworth worked with Dr. Keith Dismukes.

The students also attended lectures on a variety of subjects ranging from farm injury to hospice care as well as field trips, including visits to a motorhome manufacturer and a chicken processing plant.

The Huntsville Rural Pre-medical Internship program is offered every summer at the UAB School of Medicine-Huntsville Rural Medicine Campus.

Eligible students must be from rural or small-town areas of Alabama, have completed at least their sophomore year of college and have a demonstrated interest in becoming a physician.

Students can learn more about this program by e-mailing Paula Clawson at