Possible future doctors from Bell Middle School recently found out why doctors at the UC San Diego School of Medicine made their career choices.
Noel, Leticia Alatorre, Kaye Bonifacio, Jazlynne Napoles, Jasmine
Canedo, Darrell Buchanan, Marriya Uy, and Sharmaine Rosales, all in
grade 8, visited the La Jolla facility along with their science teacher,
The visits were arranged as part of the Hippocrates
Circle Program, , which is conducted at all of the Kaiser Permanente
medical centers, reaches out to high-risk, diverse youth. Kaiser
physicians mentor middle school students, and take them on a brief
journey through our medical facilities and a local medical school. The
goal of the program is to empower middle school students to believe that
they can become a physician.
At UC San Diego, students meet with
physicians and listened to their personal stories about the steps they
took to become doctors. It was the first of five activities in the
Hippocrates Circle Program. Other activities include: a field trip to
tour a Kaiser Permanente to see several physicians at work in various
specialties and gain insight into the life of a physician; financial
aide counseling; a tour of UC San Diego Medical School facilities.
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