Medical Career Pathway Program

Founded in 2009 by Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, The Medical Career Pathway and Medical Career Future Physician Programs are long-term mentorship programs for students who are interested in fulfilling a mission of service to the community. Prior to COVID-19, the Temecula programs were based out of the Temecula Valley Hospital. This summer the program will be held virtually to ensure the safety of all. 

Duration


The program is 4 weeks during the summer, will be held virtually, and runs from July 5th - 29th, 2021.

​High School Students
  • Students will meet for leadership lectures on a on a video conference platform on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:00PM on the following days:  7/6, 7/13, 7/20 and 7/27.
  • Students will meet with their peers to work on their Community Health Project on a video conference platform on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM on the following days: 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28.
  •  To conclude the program, students will meet in person to present their Community Health Project to their peers and program facilitators. The presentations will occur during the first week of August. 
College Students
  • Students will meet  for leadership lectures on a video conference platform on Mondays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on the following : 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
  • Students will meet with their peers to work on their Community Health Project on a video conference platform on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on the following days: 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28.
  • To conclude the program, students will meet in person to present their Community Health Project to their peers and program facilitators. The presentations will occur during the first week of August. 

Components


Students in the program participate in 3 different components:
  • Didactic - Lectures, workshops, and group discussions held primarily in the summer along with networking events with physicians and healthcare leaders throughout the rest of the year.
  • Community Service and Leadership - Allows students the kinesthetic learning experience of community health and gives them the opportunity to improve healthcare access to their community. Participants will complete a community health project and present their findings on their topic at the end of the program. 
  • Physician Shadowing - Will not be offered this year as a safety precaution against COVID-19.

Requirements & Qualifications


  • This program is intended for students in the Inland Southern California region enrolled in local high schools, colleges and universities, and medical schools.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in shadowing rotations.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation.
  • Provide a resume.
  • Students should be committed to the program.

Application

 
  • Applications for this program are now closed.

More Information

  • For more information contact Charles Walker by email or by phone (951) 694-6468
  • The Technical Director of this program is Dr. Jerry Hizon





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