Primary Care Corps at Health Career Connections

Students speaking with  Dr. Ashby Wolfe , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Students speaking with Dr. Ashby Wolfe, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

"If my ultimate goal is to change my patient's health outcome, I'm not going to learn it from my medical text book. I learned that through my life experiences." Dr. Tomás Magaña, La Clínica de La Raza & FACES for the Future Coalition

On July 13th over 100 student interns throughout California gathered in Downtown Oakland to attend the annual Health Career Connections workshop. This annual event brings together educators, employers, and community partners to expose the students to various levels of the health care industry. 

During the workshop students heard from several speakers including our very own Jeff Oxendine, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, who spoke on the importance of self care and meditation. The speakers for the day also included Dr. Anh Thu Bui, LifeLong Medical Care - Ashby Health Center and a panel on Primary Care Careers and Education with Dr. Tomás Magaña, La Clínica de La Raza & FACES for the Future Coalition, D.L. Poole, Lifelong Medical Care, Dr. Ashby Wolfe, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Priyanka Athavale, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (MS, MD). 

Each speaker spoke of thier individual path to medical careers, their personal accomplishments and trials, and where they find themselves now and in the future. Check out more photos from the event by clicking here.  

"Meet people, connect with people. Really look into networking opportunities. I would not be here without Health Career Connections."  D.L. Poole, Lifelong Medical Care