Esperanza College is bringing together the next generation of diverse health professionals in Philadelphia as it hosts its second annual Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium at its campus in North Philadelphia. About 200 students from leading area high schools who are interested in a variety of fields in the Health Sciences and STEM have registered. At the symposium they will hear from outstanding practitioners and scholars from leading health sciences entities like Jefferson Health, Aetna, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, PCOM, Penn Cancer Network, GlaxoSmithKline, and others.
Dr. Nilsa Graciani, director of STEM and Medical Assisting at Esperanza College of Eastern University explains the opportunitities available for minority students. "There is a need for a more diverse workforce in the health field. Contributions from diverse professionals will allow for a better experience between the patient and the health professionals, as well as decrease the issue of health care disparities." As the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the state of Pennsylvania, Esperanza College is uniquely positioned to help prepare Hispanics and other minorities to meet this need in the workforce. Thanks to a Title V grant from the Department of Education, Esperanza just launched an Associate of Science in Health Sciences which is a pathway to multiple careers in the field. Esperanza is currently taking applications for students who want to start in January 2019 or in the Fall Semester.
You can read more about the Esperanza College Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium and follow the presentations live on social media at Esperanza News.