Nicolas Sanchez, age 18
Samueli Academy, Santa Ana, CA
Teacher: Patricia Vining

As a student interested in medicine, I have had a lack of experience with mentors who had similar backgrounds to mine. When I go to the hospital, I rarely see doctors of color, and I feel as though I won’t fit in. I’ve designed a concept for an interactive website called The Mentorosis Project where students interested in becoming a doctor would be mentored by students a step ahead in the program. The website would be for underrepresented minorities and would provide many opportunities. The user will feel more included and that they are needed by the medical community. The user will be able to access many opportunities that are not present without network connections, a barrier for underrepresented minorities.

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