The Hippocrates Circle program is a Kaiser Permanente community benefit mentoring program designed to influence minority students from under-served communities to pursue a medical career.
The program is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente staff and physicians and school superintendents, educators, parents and medical school faculty to strengthen connections and assist students in achieving their educational goals. The program includes an orientation fair at the local Kaiser Permanente medical center, a medical school fair, a hospital tour where they can interact with physicians and other health care staff, and a culmination ceremony.
Hippocrates Circle touches just under 900 students annually. Since the program’s founding in 2000, nearly 8,000 students have graduated and dozens have gone on to become physicians, some of whom currently practice at Kaiser Permanente.