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A Window Into Health Care Careers For Latino Students

Centro SOL

Latinos make up 18 percent of the U.S. population, but just under 6 percent of U.S. physicians. Monica Guerrro-Vazquez, director of the Latino health organization Centro SOL, describes their internship program, which gives immigrant and bilingual high school students a window into careers in medicine. For some students, this is their first internship--an opportunity they will need to balance with work and school. Dr. Angela Orozco, deputy director of Centro SOL's pipeline program, says it’s a chance for them to dream big.

Learn more about -- and apply to --the internship here

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