IHPC recognized by San Bernadino County Medical Society.

[L to R] Alison Elsner, Michael Sacoto, Eric Hansen, and Carol Allbaugh.

[L to R] Alison Elsner, Michael Sacoto, Eric Hansen, and Carol Allbaugh.

Now this is partnership! The San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMC) has worked with us for two consecutive years to provide high school students job shadowing through the White Coat Spring Break program. This past spring break, 23 students shadowed in physician's offices for a full week. Here, Carol Allbaugh and Michael Sacoto receive recognition from Eric Hansen, President of the San Bernardino Medical Society, and Alison Elsner, its Executive Director. Alison and Michael work closely together to ensure that the right students are vetted and placed in the program - it is a labor of love!  We are honored to be a part of what the SBCMS hopes will become a signature project in the region. It is already touching lives and affecting change. Here is what one of this year's participants shared with us: 

This program has definitely changed my future plans for my education and career for the better I believe. Before this program my ambition was nurse practitioner or registered nurse. After, shadowing two PAs I have fell in love with the profession. This experience and knowledge has opened my eyes and made me feel so excited for my future.

— Celeste Castrejon, Jr, Grand Terrace High School.