The American Cancer Society estimates that breast cancer will claim the lives of more than 40,700 Americans in 2015. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women in the United States, after lung cancer. It has been estimated that doctors will diagnose nearly 232,000 women with invasive breast cancer and around 60,300 women with non-invasive breast cancer, this year.
Dr. Larissa Avilés Santa during a medical trip to Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Dr. Larissa Avilés Santa.
From a young age, Dr. Larissa Avilés Santa knew she wanted to study the human body. “When I was in fourth or fifth grade I remember opening an Anatomy atlas and how fascinated I was by each illustration. The part of the book that caught my attention was the one about the male and female reproductive systems, and the explanation about the menstrual cycle and pregnancy,” she says. It was back then that her interest in endocrinology was born.
The Fellowship is a two-year program offered to four physicians each year who have completed an accredited residency program in one of the following disciplines: internal medicine, primary care, pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry or child psychiatry.
The 2013 National Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship is open to any student enrolled fulltime in an accredited graduate nursing, public health, health policy, dentistry or medical school. Nursing BSN students will only be considered for the $2,000 one year scholarships. We will not consider any health professions not listed above.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking a physician for its Thoracic Surgery Program. The successful candida