SAN RAFAEL — A dozen Dominican University of California pre-med students were introduced to and paired with physicians from Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday, September 29, during a reception dinner at Dominican for its association with Kaiser’s Scholars and Mentors Program.
Stephanie Huezo of Fallbrook is among the Dominican students selected to participate in the first program of its kind at the university.
The Kaiser Permanente program is designed to educate and excite students who will be encouraged to learn from and occasionally ‘shadow’ their mentors/physicians.
Pat Kendall, medical group administrator for Kaiser Permanente’s San Rafael Medical Center, purchased and presented Dominican students with their own laboratory coats during the ceremony.
The ‘shadowing’ opportunity for Dominican’s pre-med students will help secure increased acceptance rate upon graduation. Each will meet with his or her mentor/physician at least once a month for one year.