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Program guides underrepresented students to health professions

Jeff Oxendine thought he wanted to go into public health when he was a student at Cal State Chico in 1982. But he had no idea how to pursue his interest – until he connected with an internship program for underrepresented students. That set him up with a summer internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinez. “Prior to being in that program, I didn’t believe it was possible,” Oxendine said. “It opened up tremendous doors for me.”