In 2016, Health Plan of San Joaquin expanded the scope of the Health Careers Scholarship Program and added a complementary Mentorship Program. Recipients of the Health Careers Scholarship Program are required to participate in the Mentorship Program.
The purpose of the Mentorship Program is to pair knowledgeable professionals, particularly those in the medical and health care fields, with incoming college freshmen and provide support, reassurance and encouragement for them to continue in the field.
Modesto Junior College / Nursing
I chose to become a nurse chief because I wanted to do something that directly impacts people’s lives. It gladdens my heart when I see people who came in ill, often times critically ill, leave the hospital healthy. “He who saves one life saves the entire world.”
University of the Pacific / Pharmacist
What inspires me to go to school is to feel accomplished in reaching my goals and sharing the appreciation I have with the people who helped me throughout the way. Receiving a good education is a strong foundation towards future success. One other reason I continue attending school is because I would not only want my family to be proud but also be motivated by me.
University of California Davis / Physician
Living with relatives who refuse to seek medical attention because of their fears and limited support, I want to help people like them within my community. I want people to be aware of the resources available to them and help them lessen their apprehension.”
UC Berkeley / Medical
What excites me is being able to work in a laboratory and help out others at the same time. If you combine those together, you get a clinical/medical technician, which I hope to become in the future.
San Joquin Delta College / Nursing
I’ve spent the last ten years in pursuit of my place in healthcare. My mom told me early on that I would be a great nurse. I was not convinced. During my journey I worked alongside incredible nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, LVNs, CNAs, radiology technicians and more. I repeatedly found myself drawn to nursing. After working with one particularly talented and compassionate NP, I decided—
I wanted to be an NP. The level of patient connection and teamwork kept enticing my to join. Now that I’m in a nursing program, I am affirmed in my long-term goal to be a nurse practitioner.
Modesto Junior College / Nursing
I am going to school to become a Registered Nurse. In this profession, my main goal is to be a nurse who patients feel comfortable around and who they trust. I strive to be a nurse who truly cares for the physiological state, as well as the mental state of my patients. I aspire to be a nurse with outstanding therapeutic communication. I will always remember why I started; to serve others with kindness and respect. Thank you Health Plan of San Joaquin Health Careers Program for supporting my educational goals.
Registered Dietitian / Sacramento State University
By becoming a registered dietitian I will have the ability to better the lives of my patients. Working in the medical field offers numerous opportunities to make an impact on both myself and the community. It is important to upkeep our health through nutritious eating and physical activity in order to live a fulfilling life.
CSU Stanislaus / Nursing
I have always been interested in the medical field because I love helping those around me and learning about the human body. Therefore, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse.
San Joquin Delta College / Physician – Family Doctor
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to become a physician. However, that passion wasn’t solidified until I had the opportunity to participate in Decision Medicine. Decision Medicine taught me how important and rewarding it is to serve your own community as a physician. Last summer, I became a medical assistant. In doing so, I realized how much I love healthcare, working with low-income families, and helping spanish-speaking persons in understanding their health. This is why I plan on studying medicine, becoming a physician, serving and representing as a first-generation Guatemalan-American in the San Joaquin Valley.
The mentor enhances the mentee’s college experience by:
Posted on February 27th, 2018 and last modified on August 25th, 2021.top