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Inspiring Future Healthcare Providers

Vida volunteers Frank and Julie recently began their medical school journey. Vida is proud to have mentored students that have been accepted into medical school and physician assistant, nursing, and public health graduate programs.




Student Volunteer Program

Vida Mobile Clinic believes in the importance of mentoring future generations by providing medical career exposure to students. Our focus is to mentor and provide pre-health students with the tools necessary to succeed and become strong candidates for graduate and doctoral-level healthcare programs. Vida is committed to the mentorship of these students so that one day these students may return to health shortage communities to provide care. These students will learn about the social determinants of health and will gain first-hand experience in seeing how barriers to healthcare can affect an individual’s health outcome.  

In addition to clinical exposure, volunteers will receive personal statement feedback, a mock interview session, and networking opportunities. 



Must be over 16 years of age

Complete Volunteer Interest Form


MBKU Linkage Program

The Vida PA linkage program is designed to encourage the most competitive Pre-PA student volunteers to apply and attend the School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU). The program allows for qualified applicants to have their applications be reviewed for guaranteed interview seats at MBKU.

Applicants must meet all the criteria listed to be considered for an interview seat. Students must also submit an Intent to Apply Letter Application. The Vida Health Professions Committee will review, select and provide a list of the qualified and most competitive applicants from the program to be reviewed by Marshall B. Ketchum University. Marshall B. Ketchum will select up to 2 student volunteers for guaranteed interview seats for the current CASPA application cycle.

All requirements must be completed by the November 1st deadline to be eligible for review. 

Eligibility Criteria:

•Classified as a senior in college or have a bachelor’s degree

•40 Minimum volunteer hours to be completed at Vida

•Meet all required prerequisites by November 1st stated by Marshall B. Ketchum University Admissions

•Minimum Overall GPA ≥ 2.9 and Science GPA ≥ 3.0

•Minimum of 2000 hours of direct hands-on patient care experience (volunteer or paid).

•Complete CASPA application and supplemental application


To apply, you must first complete a volunteer application.  Once you begin your volunteer hours, please inform the Volunteer Director of your intent of applying to the Linkage Program.


Vida believes in mentoring future health professionals. 

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