Working with the BRITE Center, I have not only become more familiar with the many different regions in Los Angeles County, but I have also learned so much about different ethnic communities, their health statistics, and the shocking lack of resources that are available to address these issues. My volunteering experience made me much more aware the health-related issues in our community and how important it is to be knowledgeable and work in these underrepresented communities. My experience with the BRITE Center has furthered my desire to work as a physician in an underrepresented community, and specifically target the densely populated urban communities to improve the health statistics of inner-city youth.
Vickie M. Mays
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