HCC East Palo Alto

HCC East Palo Alto was initiated in 2018 as a partnership between the Stanford School of Medicine and East Palo Alto Academy High School. 

The HCC faculty sponsors at Stanford School of Medicine is Dr. Jill Helms. PhD, DDS, Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) and Dr. James Korndorffer Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery

Dr. Jill Helms, PhD, DDS, Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
Dr. James Korndorffer, Jr. MD, MHPE, FACS
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery

The program was started by Stanford medical students Carlie Arbaugh and Joshua Taylor who were recipients of the Health Career Collaborative Program Initiation Grant.

HCC East Palo Alto is so grateful for the sponsorship of Sares Regis of Northern California. Because of their support, the program will continue and expand in the 2019-20 academic year.
Stanford medical students Carlie Arbaugh, Eric Jenkins, and Joshua Taylor present at the Stanford Diversity and Inclusion Forum and Fair.
East Palo Alto Academy high school students present at the finale on health topics they select.
East Palo Alto high school students demonstrate the physical exam to assess a potential ACL injury. The demonstration accompanied their academic presentation on the topic.
The finale presentations are followed by a lunch where medical student mentors can socialize with their high school student mentees and answer questions about career paths and medical careers.