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Future of Medicine

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The Future of Medicine program strengthens and diversifies the Sacramento region’s healthcare workforce by facilitating job shadowing and preceptorship programs to introduce high school students to various careers in medicine from all levels of clinicians, to health administrators, technicians, pharmacists, dentists, public health managers, mental health providers and more. The program is a community collaboration with physician volunteers, local medical groups and hospitals, and school districts to enrich the education of local students and provides them with a solid foundation on which to build their healthcare careers.


How Does Future of Medicine Work?Future of Medicine Students

  • Summer Program
    The Future of Medicine Summer Program hosts local high school students in a comprehensive four-week, 65-hour program consisting of in-person and virtual education, extensive job-shadowing opportunities, and a tailored healthcare curriculum. Students who complete the program will be eligible to receive high school credit for their work.

    Future of Medicine 2022 Summer Session Student Application

    Future of Medicine Summer Session I
    Monday, June 20th - Friday, July 15th

    Future of Medicine Summer Session II
    Monday, July 11th - Friday August 5th

  • Spring Break White Coat Week
    White Coat Week offers high school students a chance to see our local health system first-hand by shadowing local physicians during Spring Break. The program connects high school, college, and medical school students to opportunities for job-shadowing, internships, mentorships, scholarships, and to an overall education in health careers.

    White Coat Week 2022 Spring Break Program Application

    White Coat Spring Break Week I
     Mon, March 14 – Thurs, March 17, 2022

    White Coat Spring Break Week II
     Mon, April 11 – Thurs, April 14, 2022

How Can Physicians Volunteer?

The Future of Medicine program could use as many volunteers as possible to serve as job-shadow hosts – physicians and other healthcare professionals as well. Physicians, please sign up to volunteer as much-needed hosts for the 2022 Spring Break White Coat Week and the 2022 Summer Education Program.

Who Does Future of Medicine Help?

The Future of Medicine serves students in the Sacramento region. Applicants are welcome from any high school in the Sacramento region, but at least 50% of the participants must come from underserved schools.