HCC Irvine was initiated in 2019 as a partnership between University of California Irvine School of Medicine and Middle College High School. The 2019 Health Career Collaborative Program Initiation Grant was awarded to medical students Christina Cantwell and Shijun Sung. The faculty sponsors for the program are Theresa Chin, MD, MPH, FACS, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California Irvine, Department of Surgery; and Ms. Tania Saba, Education Manager, University of California Irvine, Department of Surgery.
Orange County Department of Education has highlighted the partnership in their newsletter which can be found here.
Health science education and career exploration for high school students