Do you excel at math and science and have a passion for caring for others? Have you dreamed of becoming a doctor, but it feels like an insurmountable goal?
What is It?
Decision Medicine (DM) is a summer program that introduces students to the field of medicine. It was created by the San Joaquin Medical Society to encourage high achieving, underprivileged and under-represented students, who would not otherwise have these opportunities, to consider a career in medicine and eventually come back to serve our community.
Decision Medicine 2021 will be a mix of interactive virtual and in person activities at various local hospitals, which can be held safely following COVID-19 protocols. Students will get a glimpse of the day in the life of a physician, including insights into the path to medical school, while learning about the healthcare needs of our community.
Where is It?
As mentioned above, DM 2021 will be a mix of virtual and in person activities at three Stockton hospitals. Due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be necessary for the students to have transportation to and from the host site when in person. The schedule is tentative and will be updated as necessary. All students accepted into the program will receive detailed information and instructions, as well as attend an orientation session prior to the start of the program.