The Health Scholars program started as a partnership between Mentoring in Medicine & Science, EMS Corps and Oakland Technical High School, with funding provided by the Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership, The pilot engaged 9th grade Young Men of Color at Oakland Technical High School. The program exposed participants to a breadth of health careers and opportunities, but supported them to apply to the Oakland Tech Health Academy. Now in it's third year, the program has also expanded to Dewey Academy.
The Health Scholars curriculum includes hands-on discussions and workshops. Additionally, students will be trained on a variety of skills and real world applications for the following:
Students will have the opportunity to receive mentoring and academic support from MIMS and EMS Corps staff. Participants will also participate in:
Life coaching sessions on values, choices, character, leadership, and teamwork
Field trips to Stanford University, Highland Hospital, Fast Response School of Health Care Education and more
Career development and exploration
Networking opportunities with health professionals