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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, 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

  • Future of Medicine Summer Program. Apply by March 1, 2023
    The Future of Medicine Summer Program hosts local high school students in a comprehensive three-week, 50-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.

    The Future of Medicine is a hybrid program consisting of in-person and virtual sessions. Students have the option of only applying to the virtual sessions in the application.

    Future of Medicine June Session  -  Apply for June Session Here
    Monday, June 12th - Friday, June 30th, 2023

    Future of Medicine July Session  -  Apply for July Session Here
    Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 28th, 2023

  • Spring Break White Coat Week. Apply by January 21, 2023

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 and college students to opportunities for job-shadowing, internships, mentorships, scholarships, and to an overall education in health careers. 

White Coat Week March Session: Monday, March 13th - Thursday, March 16th, 2023  -  Apply for March Session Here

White Coat Week April Session: Monday, April 3rd - Thursday, April 6th, 2023  -  Apply for April Session Here

*Please select the week that corresponds with your school's spring break dates. 

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 2023 White Coat Week program during Spring Break.

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.

The Future of Medicine is a hybrid program consisting of in-person and virtual sessions. Students have the option of only applying to the virtual sessions in the application.

For more information, email Marlee Turner or call (916) 452-2671.