College of the Sequoias welcomes new wave of healthcare hopefuls

(Rigo Moran)

Twelve students join the College of the Sequoias’ SJV-MedBridge Program, poised to shape the future of healthcare in the Central Valley

<class=”mk-location”>VISALIA – The College of the Sequoias has planted seeds of change in healthcare, welcoming a dozen budding talents to its SJV-MedBridge Program. All 12 were chosen for their academic records and a deep-seated passion for the medical field; these students are poised to invigorate the program with their diverse skills and fresh perspectives.

Tess Hernandez, the guiding light as the MESA Program Director, is optimistic about the potential of these newcomers. In the press release announcing these incoming students, she said she believes they will thrive under the program’s tutelage, making significant contributions to the healthcare sector, particularly within the Central Valley.

“We’re excited to see the positive change these talented individuals will bring to our community,” Hernandez stated via the announcement, highlighting the program’s commitment to developing well-rounded healthcare professionals.

Initiated in February 2023 through a partnership with the Pre-Healthcare Student Association, the SJV-MedBridge Program stands as a beacon of opportunity for students at the College of the Sequoias. It offers a comprehensive curriculum taught by seasoned professionals, aiming to prepare students for the dynamic healthcare industry’s demands.

Among the new entrants is Andres Sanchez, who is eager to leverage the program’s resources to impact community health positively.

“I’m here to deepen my understanding and to make a meaningful contribution towards a healthier future for our communities,” Sanchez said via the announcement, embodying the group’s shared goal of advancing public health.

As these twelve new students begin their journey at the College of the Sequoias, there’s a renewed sense of hope for the future of healthcare in the Central Valley, promising a healthier tomorrow bolstered by dedicated and well-prepared professionals.

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