The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted its first Latinos en Medicina summer camp for children ages 10-13  until June 24. The three-day summer camp exposed the children to multiple facets of the medical industry, from viewing cells under a microscope to learning about sugar content in food.

Third-year student at the Health Science Center Isabel Soto, 27, grew up in Houston but the medical program brought her to Fort Worth to research Parkinson’s disease.

“I don’t think I had a set plan from high school or something like, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’” Soto said. “This just gives you more exposure to know what to expect in a way. Or just more ideas of all different types of things you can do with a science degree.”

A camp like Latinos en Medicina camp could have helped her when she was younger, she said.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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