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We believe that the health of our communities depends on building a strong physician workforce and we are committed to investing in our students to help achieve that goal.

REPRESENT was created for Pre-Medical undergraduate students that are traditionally under-represented in medicine. We currently serve students that are from or are currently in school within Santa Clara, Santa Cruz or Monterey Counties. REPRESENT students will have opportunities and mentorship throughout their undergraduate experience to support them on their journey to medical school acceptance.


  • Outreach: meet physicians at regional recruitment events
  • Doctor Chats: talk to a physician over the phone or meet for coffee
  • College Seminars: take a college seminar taught by a Permanente Medicine physician at one of our partner academic institutions
  • Clinical Experiences: volunteer at health education events with Permanente Medicine physicians, participate in clinical shadowing
  • Research Internship: participate in an intensive 1:1 literature research project with an assigned physician mentor (recommended for advanced students)


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    If you have questions about REPRESENT, please contact Karen Pansoy.

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