Ever more medical students are entering the workforce with enormous debt, making it a challenge to inspire them to become the pediatricians or physician-scientists who will generate new clinical and research that benefits. These traditionally lower-paying positions may be ignored, simply out of financial necessity.
This comes at a time when the total number of students being admitted to medical schools is restricted despite a burgeoning population of children in need of care.
With proper financial support, however, recent medical school graduates can choose to become pediatric clinicians who are skilled in the latest diagnostics and therapeutic tools or caregivers and researchers who are passionate about improving pediatric healthcare and technologies.
Supporting their training and helping to sustain their continuing work as researchers, scientists and physicians will keep the world of pediatric healthcare moving forward.
For more information about making a gift to our Adopt-a-Doc program, contact Valerie Amador, senior director of development for the Department of Pediatrics, UC Irvine Health Advancement, at 949-824-3950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.