A UIC student has been attending our in-school mentoring program at Gary Elementary to teach the students about the world of medicine. They have been learning concepts such as neurological responses to stress and trauma and effects of drugs on the body. Youth have been receptive to the information and have been able to apply these concepts to real life experiences. The goal of the program is to invite the students to consider medicine as a potential career option in order to increase the number of Hispanic professionals in the medical field.