Decision Medicine Redesign 2013
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Program Our program is designed to introduce you to a possible career path that you may have thought was unavailable to you, or thought was beyond your reach- that is NOT the case and we want to prove it to you.
Be the missing piece
A PROGRAM OF THE SAN JOAQUIN MEDICAL SOCIETY
Verbiage What is it?
providing us extensive educational resources and
Decision Medicine is a 2 week program that
experiences as well.
introduces students to the field of medicine through
What does it cost and how do I apply?
personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with
Decision Medicine 2013 is entirely FREE-due to
behind-the-scenes access to some of our regional
generous financial support from Kaiser Permanente
hospitals, clinics and public health centers.
and the Health Plan of San Joaquin. Additional
Participants are challenged with real world decisions
support and resources come from the University of
as they explore the many facets of a career as a
the Pacific, St. Josephâ€™s Medical Center, Dameron
physician. The program is limited to a small group
Hospital, San Joaquin General Hospital, UC Davis
of 24 participants each year for maximum impact.
Medical School, San Joaquin County Office of
Throughout the program they will work in various
Education and California Pacific Medical Center.
team configurations, including a one-on-one
Decision Medicine was created by the San Joaquin
mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their
Medical Society to provide a unique educational
experience to students throughout San Joaquin
Additionally, we visit several local hospitals and
County. With the current shortage of Primary Care
surgery centers, the famous UC Davis Medical School
Physicians here in the San Joaquin Valley, it is
in Sacramento, the new Kaiser Permanents Hospital
imperative that we equip young intellectuals with
in Modesto, and several specialized hospitals in
whatever it takes for them to go to medical school
San Francisco to meet and interact with physicians
and to come back to serve our community.
conducting fascinating research in the areas of organ
Applications are only accepted online. All
transplantation, brain surgery and other cutting-edge
applications are due by April 19, 2013. The initial
facets of medicine.
selection/screening process will be based upon
Where is it?
the students Grade Point Average (GPA), answers
Decision medicine 2013 will take place in Stockton
to several questions and a 200 personal statement
at various locations, including each of our three
essay. The top 36-40 applicants are then invited
hospitals, various clinics and inside actual private
for a personal interview with a panel of physicians
offices of participating physicians. In addition,
tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 213.
students will go on multiple site visits to local
Decision Medicine 2013 will accommodate 24
healthcare related organizations, learning first-hand
students this year and the final selection will be made
from actual in-the-field experiences.
after reviewing the students completed application
The University of the Pacific serves as our host for our daily drop-off and pick-up location as well as
with GPA confirmed, the submitted essay and their cumulative personal interview score.
Note from Director
• University of California- UC San Diego
Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the
• University of California- Merced
exciting world of medicine. our program is designed
• University of California- Berkeley
to introduce you to a possible career path that you
• University of California- Los Angeles
may have thought was unavailable to you, o thought
• University of California- Santa Barbara
was beyond your reach- that is NOT the case and we
• University of California-Riverside
want to prove it to you. During the two week program
• University of Southern California
you will be introduced to many practicing physicians
• Johns Hopkins University
and the exciting, fast-paced world they live, and many
• Georgetown University
of them started in the same place you are at now.
• University of the Pacific
Check out our website and apply today!
• University of New Mexico
Dr.Kwabena Adubofour- Program Director
• University of Montana
• Dow International Medical College, in Pakistan
Decision Medicine is designed to provide high-
• San Jose State University
achieving students, preferably from under
• Fresno State University
represented segments of society, the opportunity to explore a career in medicine. We welcome your
Questions: ( for rack card)
support and involvement in this program and
Are you interested in becoming a physician?
encourage you to visit us during the sessions and attend some of our site visits to our local hospitals. We are happy to provide you additional Decision
Would you like a first-hand glimpse of the doctorpatient relationship?
Medicine promotional material created from our live experiences for use in the classroom. We can
Do you want a behind-the scenes experience of the
also arrange for a DM Alum or physician to make a
life of a physician?
presentation to your group. On-going Support
Would you like to spend two weeks of your summer
• Internship opportunities
shadowing physicians and visiting hospitals in
• Scholarship resources
Stockton, Modesto, Sacramento, and San Francisco?
• Physician shadowing • MCAT study materials
Would you like to stay updated on both internship
• Mock college interviews
and scholarship resources related to medicine?
• Opportunity to have personal statements edited • Alumni contact list Universities that our students have been accepted to: • University of California-Davis
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be interested in applying to the 2013 Decision Medicine Program!