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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 many diverse clinical settings including several regional hospitals, surgery centers and community clinics.

Participants are challenged with real world decisions as they explore the many facets of a career as a physician. The program is limited to 24 participants for maximum impact. Throughout the program, the students have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of physicians and healthcare professionals, including residents at San Joaquin General Hospital and a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their practice.

We visit the world-renowned UC Davis School of Medicine, where students will hear from and network with medical students during various activities. Additionally, we introduce them to community outreach and healthcare for the homeless taking place in San Joaquin County through visits to Gleason House and St. Mary’s Dining Hall.

Where is It?

Decision Medicine 2019 will take place in Stockton at various locations, including local hospitals, various clinics and physician offices learning firsthand what it takes to become a physician.


The main drop-off and pick-up location will be the San Joaquin Medical Society, located at 3031 W. March Lane, Suite 222W, Stockton, CA 95219. These locations may vary, but parents and students will be informed about the changes at the parent orientation on July 10, 2019.