Grand Terrace

GTHS Grad Oasis Perez selected for competitive Loma Linda internship

Recent Grand Terrace High School graduate Oasis Perez plans to one day become a medical researcher and professor. She’s getting a great start as one of only 15 students chosen for the highly competitive Apprenticeship Bridge to College (ABC) internship program at Loma Linda University. Oasis, the only CJUSD student in the program this year, was chosen from a pool of about 90 applicants. The eight- week internship focuses on health disparities – a look at why minority and underserved populations are at greater risk of certain diseases. It also aims to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in the field of medicine. “The mission of the center is to increase diversity in the biomedical field,” noted Daniela Soto Wilder, manager of the program. “Surrounding them with people who have the same goal motivates them and lets them know, you can do it!” Students have an opportunity to get first-hand experience with a wide variety of medical careers and practices.  Students practice scientific writing, attend lectures focused on health disparities, and also get an opportunity to work with a Loma Linda University…

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