Kaiser Permanente physicians mentor youth in 5 week program

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff from Kern County mentored 30 local students from Sierra Middle School who are interested in a career in health care today.

It is called the Hippocrates Circle Program and it took place at the Chester Avenue Medical office building.

During their day the students had the opportunity to learn from doctors who specialize in orthopedics, ear nose and throat, infectious disease, ophthalmology and physical medicine.

The students also got to learn about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and participate in hands on demonstrations.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Hippocrates Circle Program in Kern County,” said Dr. Michelle Quiogue,
Physician Champion for the Hippocrates Circle Program.

Dr. Quiogue said that Kern County has less than 50 primary care providers per 100,000 people.

“Kaiser Permanente Kern County has committed to be part of the solution by filling the work force pipeline with
well prepared scholars who will hopefully return to Kern County as well prepared caregivers,” Dr. Quiogue said.
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