Despite the challenges 2020, we are immeasurably grateful for the way our community has stepped up to sustain our mission to prepare kids for the next steps in life. Your investment in students today can have life-changing impact on students like Hailey:
I interned with EfTA in 2010, my junior year in high school, at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. In the program, I shadowed various health professionals and was placed in the operating room for the first time. My experience in the OR helped shape my desire to pursue a career in medicine and built the foundation for my love of surgery. I vividly remember the details of the first surgery I shadowed, an abdominal hysterectomy. Years later in medical school interviews, I frequently relived this memory when asked about how I became interested in pursuing a medical degree. Now I am a fourth-year medical student at my top-choice medical school, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and applying for residency in Otolaryngology. I am part of the leadership for UCSF’s Women in Surgery student group and have had the chance to assist in various surgeries, including an overnight organ procurement. As I continue to work toward a career in surgery, I am thankful for the exposure and direction that I received through EfTA’s internship program.
- Hailey J., 2010 Student Internship Program Participant, 2021 University of California San Francisco School of Medicine MD Candidate
In 1989, the vision for EfTA was to create business-education partnerships where adults inspire kids to achieve. Today, YOU continue to inspire success when you make a financial investment in the next generation.