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Program Description

What is It?


Decision Medicine is a 2 week program that introduces students to the field of medicine through personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with behind-the-scenes access to some of our regional hospitals, clinics and public health centers.

Participants are challenged with real world decisions as they explore the many facets of a career as a physician. The program is limited to a small group of 24 participants each year for maximum impact. Throughout the program they will work in various team configurations, including a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their personal practice.

Additionally, we visit several local hospitals and surgery centers, the famous UC Davis Medical School in Sacramento, the new Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Modesto, and several specialized hospitals in San Francisco to meet and interact with physicians conducting fascinating research in the areas of organ transplantation, limb reattachment and other cutting-edge facets of medicine.

Where is It?

Decision Medicine 2017 will take place in Stockton at various locations, including each of our three hospitals, various clinics and inside actual private offices of participating physicians. In addition, students will go on multiple site visits to local healthcare related organizations, learning first-hand from actual in-the-field experiences.

The San Joaquin Medical Society office serves as our host for the daily drop-off and pick-up location as well as providing us extensive educational resources and experiences as well.