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FACES Summer Medical Academy Offered in Partnership with SMU

FACES for the FutureFACES for the Future Coalition’s Summer Medical Academy, designed to spark interest among young people in advanced education, will take place for the second year in a row at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) in July.

Dr. Tomás A. Magaña, Assistant Professor/Medical Director in the Master Physician Assistant Program at Samuel Merritt University, is the co-founder and director of FACES, a program that provides healthcare internships, academic support and wellness training to underserved high school students.

"The program was created as an opportunity to expose students to different healthcare careers and encourage them to attend college after graduating from high school," said Michael De Rosa, PhD, chair of the Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) Program.  "At Samuel Merritt University, the Summer Medical Academy program allows the young students to experience how simulation-based education, human anatomy, and clinical skills are integrated into academic programs."

Continuing reading the article in the February eNews.

Download a copy of the FACES Medical Academy flyer here.