The Ivy Center for Education and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ South Central Campus will host the third annual “Club Scrub White Coat Ceremony.”

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Henslee Conference Center of Jefferson Region Medical Center. The attire is business, according to a news release.

The Ivy Center and UAMS South Central formed a collaboration in 2016 to mentor and educate African-American high school students who had a desire to enter a health care career. This program is called “Club Scrub - Growing our own Doctors for Jefferson County,” according to the release.

“These students participate in various activities such as: investigating various medical schools around the country, learning several different careers in medicine, dissecting pig hearts, strengthening medical vocabulary (knowledge and usage), and teaching study skills for high stakes testing (ACT, MCAT and PCAT),” according to the release.

The program has eight sessions from October through April, culminating in the “White Coat Ceremony.”

For details or to RSVP, contact Mattie Collins at or Renisha Ward at