'Minorities in Health Care' event planned for teens
If you are a minority teen in grades six-12 and you're interested in a career in health care, "Minorities in Health Care" is an opportunity for you to meet with minority health care professionals to talk about your future.
From 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 11, minority health care professionals will be telling the stories of their success to students and parents at Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road.
Dr. Ramon Thomas, a local ob/gyn, is partnering with Fayette County Public Schools for the event. According to Thomas, minorities — blacks, Hispanic/Latino, native American and Pacific islander — make up roughly six to 10 percent of all health care professionals.
"Ultimately, the goal will be for the students to gain a long-term mentor and pursue a career in their desired field," said Thomas.