Quincy High School grad Garrett Hagwood is now a medical student at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and a member of the Rural-PRIME cohort class of 2024.
Hagwood and classmate Robert Burns have developed a program for teens in rural communities in an effort to increase interest in health careers. The “Pathways in Medicine Program” involves educational sessions regarding specific occupations, guest speakers, college and graduate school preparation while hopefully supporting self-efficacy building and providing individual mentorship by current medical students from rural communities.
The Pathways in Medicine Program would entail five Zoom sessions (approximately 90 minutes) from January through April along with monthly medical student office hours. The first session is coming up soon on Monday, Jan. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Hagwood and Burns are hoping to recruit interested students from local schools.
The sessions will be held over Zoom, so participating students must have access to a computer and internet connection. There is no cost for students to participate. More information can be found in the flyer below and by accessing the QR codeor by contacting [email protected]