Mentoring in Medicine
Mentoring in Medicine & Science, Inc. (MIMS) is a nonprofit organization operating in Oakland, California. Our mission is to increase the number of underrepresented health professionals through mentoring, career exposure, and leadership development
Alameda County Health Coach Program
The Alameda County Health Coach Program aims to improve the health of community members by pairing them with culturally sensitive health coaches. Health coaching is an innovative method to improve health outcomes by motivating patients to manage their health. Health coaches assist patients in understanding their health plan, making medical appointments, identifying resources and advocating for themselves. Health coaches help bridge the gap between clinician and patient by helping patients navigate the health care system, offering emotional support, and serving as a continuity figure.
Health Career Connections
HCC is a national non-profit that inspires and empowers undergraduate students, recent graduates and HCC alumni, particularly those from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds, to choose and successfully pursue authentic healthcare and public health careers.
Community Health & Adolescent Mentoring Program for Success
CHAMPS - Community Health & Adolescent Mentoring Program for Success is a collaborative effort involving Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, the Oakland and Berkeley Unified School Districts, and other community and academic institutions in the Bay Area. Aim is to introduce underrepresented minority high school students to the health professions, assists them in getting into educational programs of their choice, and equips them with the necessary personal skills to succeed in these and other demanding pursuits.
Diversity in Health Training Institute (DHTI)
Helping and empowering immigrants and refugees who want
to continue prior healthcare professions
or start a healthcare career in the U.S.
Health Excellence Academic Leadership
HEAL (Health Excellence Academic Leadership) Program – prepares participants for health-related professions while closing the gap in academic and life skills resources. Enrichment opportunities include classroom training, hands-on clinical experience, mentoring, life coaching and financial assistance in the form of paid internships. Encouraging family support is an important component of the program.
Health Career Opportunity Program, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is committed to inspiring and supporting more qualified, diverse candidates to successfully pursue public health careers and to make a difference in underserved communities.
Emergency Medical Services Corps (EMS Corps)
The purpose of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented emergency medical technicians through youth development and job training. EMS Corps is a 5 month paid (stipend) program for minority young men between the ages of 18 to 26. EMS Corps students will be trained and educated through daily classes, tutoring, Life Coaching, mentorship support, physical fitness, and will also participate in professional and career development workshops.
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)
The objective of the CHORI Summer Research Program is to provide summer research training opportunities for high School students. The goal is to provide clinical research opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, racial and ethnic minorities, and others who are underrepresented in this field (e.g., individuals with disabilities). The Program provides the students with a research training experience to stimulate interest in pursuing a career in biomedical, stem cell developmental biology, clinical and behavioral research in a friendly and nurturing environment.