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Thursday, July 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Combined Single Session #HC415 and #HC453 - See Below for Session Details LIMITED

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This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Combined Session #HC415, Exposing Underrepresented Minority Students from the National Cristo Rey High School Network to Health Careers

The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 26 quality college preparatory high schools for underrepresented urban youth. The University of Missouri and Manhattan-Staten Island AHECs describe their health professions exploration and exposure programs for these students. Learn how your AHEC can contribute to increasing diversity in the health professions through programs like these for Cristo Rey students.  

Session 2 - 2:30 - 3:00 pm
Combined Session #HC453, AHEC’s and Residency Programs: Working Together to Improve Health and Strengthen Pipelines Among Inner-City Youth

The Los Angeles Harbor AHEC is affiliated with the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine Residency program, a training ground and provider of public health services to the underserved. Today we will discuss two of our successful pipeline programs: 1) Summer Urban Health Fellowship and 2) Cuidate!, an educational program to reduce HIV.  

Lead Presenter

Kathleen Quinn, PhD

Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Kathleen Quinn, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Rural Health which operates the MU Rural Track Pipeline Program. For the past 16 years, her career has focused on meeting the needs of rural and underserved Missourians by effectively directing a comprehensive rural medical pipeline program.  The pipeline program includes a high school careers program, a pre-admissions program, and rural clinical training experiences throughout medical school.  
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Raquel Soto, MD

Center Director, Los Angeles Harbor AHEC
Raquel Soto, MD attended the Drew-UCLA School of Medicine, and participated in an AHEC sponsored Summer Urban Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA during her 1st and 2nd year of medical school. Inspired by her summer experiences, she decided to pursue a career in Family Medicine. Currently, Dr. Soto cares for patients within the Los Angeles County health care system and mentors residents and medical students at the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine Residency... Read More →


Mary J. Mitchell

Executive Director, Manhattan-Staten Island AHEC
Mary Mitchell created the MSI AHEC in 2004 and currently oversees operation of several health career exploration and academic enrichment programs, serving middle school to medical school students.  She actively supports the NAO as its Immediate Past President, Secretary of the Board of Directors, and former Chairperson of the NAO Center Director Constituency Group. She serves as CO-Chair of the New York State AHEC System Executive Council... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

Attendees (15)