‘Don’t Quit’: Black Youth Urged Toward Medical Careers Through Mentorship Program
Black doctors, dentists, chiropractors and therapists share their stories of adversity and triumph with high school students at the third annual Minority Health Professions Mentor Program held in Sacramento.
The Sacramento Bee:
Students Of Color Nudged Toward Health Careers
The Sacramento area, with four hospital systems, a budding biotech industry and many medical nonprofits, has become a hub for medical careerists. Parents and teachers at the event said they are determined that black youths pursue those opportunities. Students received inspirational lessons on how to succeed in the health field and not be thwarted by emotional, academic or economic barriers. (Caiola, 4/23)