Fort Hall Hosts Recruiting American Indian Pre-Med Students

Dr. Ron Garcia

Dr. Ron Garcia

“Presentation and Q&A” from Stanford University

FORT HALL, IDAHO – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ 477 Human Services Department is sponsoring a “Recruiting American Indian Pre-Med Students: Presentation and Q&A” event Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in Fort Hall at the Tribal Administration Building.  The Tribal Council Chambers room will feature guest lecturer Ron Garcia from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Garcia is the Assistant Dean for Minority Affairs and the Associate Director for the Stanford Primary Care Associate Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  Dr. Garcia’s career has been devoted to promoting cultural and linguistic diversity in the health professions workforce and preparing clinicians to be effective with increasingly diverse patient populations. In 2007, he was acknowledged as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in Silicon Valley by the Mexican-American Community Service Agency in San Jose, California. In 2010, The California Wellness Foundation recognized him as a “Champion of Diversity”.

His presentation is free to the public and is very interested in recruiting all American Indian students to seek medical training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  He will focus on what it takes to get into medical school and how to prepare for it.  He offers his personal experience of having worked in the medical school and will answer questions from the audience regarding Stanford University and their medical school experience.  Students, parents and any community members that are interested in a health profession career are encouraged to attend.

If you’d like more information about this workshop, or to schedule an interview contact Larry Murillo from the 477 Human Services Department at 208-242-8286.

 

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