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The Manhattan Beach Mayor’s Youth Council is a city-sponsored professional development program for high school students who live or attend high school in the city of Manhattan Beach.
The mission of MB-MYC is to expose young adults to a variety of careers and professions, and to inspire student to purse their interests. Each monthly workshop focuses on a different career arena and includes guest speakers who share their professional and personal journeys, lend sage advice and share words of wisdom.
Career topics continue to expand and include law, heath and medical, arts and entertainment, architecture, engineering and design, civic & public service, non-profit service, media & news, technology, entrepreneurship & start-up, and more.
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Police & Fire Conference Room
Metlox Plaza, Manhattan Beach
Parking is available at Metlox Plaza, above and below ground.
Have you ever contemplated the life of a doctor? What kind of doctor? Can you imagine what it would be like working with patients each day? Perhaps you’ve envisioned discovering a breakthrough medicine in a research lab? Or, working for a philanthropic clinic providing healthcare where needed around the world….. The possibilities of careers in the field of healthcare and medicine are endless — and growing.
The United States healthcare industry has been in an upheaval in recent years over the astronomical cost of care and below-par state of health of US citizens compared to many other countries around the globe. At the physician practice level, doctors are being pressured by health insurance companies and other payers to be held accountable for preventing and stabilizing disease; a challenging proposition when they don’t have control over patient behavior!
Another source of pressure on traditional practice of in-person medicine is virtual medicine. Technology is a game-changer in healthcare — allowing patients to receive diagnosis and care anytime, anywhere, by using smart phones. Virtual doctor appointments are becoming mainstream, where patients can FaceTime their physical condition on video with treating physicians. Wearable technologies track realtime physiological events such as blood pressure, pulse, heart attacks, and more. It continues to revolutionize.
At the end of the day, our doctors have to push aside these big societal changes, so they can focus on their calling; their hippocratic oath (look that up before class!), and focus on their patients.
Welcome to the practice of medicine! Come with your questions tonight! Write two questions down on a piece of paper we will collect them as you enter class. Your questions can be anonymous — so ask what is truly on your mind or in your heart!
Our presenters this evening are Doctor Jason Hove, MD, and Dr. Evelyn Curls, MD, MBA.
Dr. Evelyn Curls grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Harvard-Westlake High School before going on to receive her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She obtained her Doctorate in Medicine while also receiving her Masters of Business Administration at UCLA. Before starting her residency training she worked as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson both domestically and abroad in Narobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. She served as a business consultant for HIV clinics helping them to improve their operations and funding though establishing microfinance ventures.
Dr. Curls completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA. She was a member of the Primary-Care Internal Medicine track at UCLA. Being part of this program, she was able to receive increased exposure to fields including Sports Medicine, Podiatry, Dermatology, East-West Medicine, as well as Primary care of the medically complex patient. She is trained in the breadth of Primary care including Preventive Health Care, Women’s Health and Family planning, Primary care of patients with HIV, management of disease processes such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, and Primary care of patients with solid organ transplants. Dr. Curls enjoys providing excellent care to a diverse population of patients including the underserved communities of Los Angeles.
Dr. Curls spends her free time as a wife and mother to her children. She is very excited to practice in the South Bay Community and could not be happier about joining UCLA Health.Dr. Jason Hove, a Manhattan Beach native, earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his Family Medicine internship and residency at UCLA. He is a former Mira Costa Mustang who participated on multiple high school athletic teams including football, basketball and track & field, before going on to play football at Harvard University where he received his undergraduate degree. Dr. Hove is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Jason Hove, a Manhattan Beach native, earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his Family Medicine internship and residency at UCLA. He is a former Mira Costa Mustang who participated on multiple high school athletic teams including football, basketball and track & field, before going on to play football at Harvard University where he received his undergraduate degree. Dr. Hove is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Hove enjoys working with patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults. His practice is designed to accommodate routine health care for men, women and children, including the management of acute and chronic medical conditions as well as the treatment of minor trauma, such as lacerations, fractures and other urgent care issues. His special interests include sports medicine, musculoskelatal injuries, adolescent wellness and community health improvement. He has published and presented original research in Primary Care, Exercise Physiology and ACL reconstruction.
Dr. Hove looks forward to continuing his family medicine practice in the South Bay and improving community health education through lectures, discussions and community projects. In his free time he enjoys traveling to visit family in Greece, reading, watching and playing sports, going to the beach and cooking.
Please be on time and arrive at 5:00pm and plan to stay until 7:30pm.
We expect all of you at this workshop. But, if you can’t make it, it is important that you let us know ahead of time: email Laurel Wright at [email protected]verizon.net or Laurie James [email protected].
2018-2019 Workshops and Events
||New Student Orientation Workshop
||Innovative Systems & Technology
||Digital Media & Marketing Workshop
||Law & Legal Workshop
||Mock City Council & Government
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The Mayor’s Youth Council Mission:
- Engage students with leaders in private, public and philanthropic career arenas;
- Share the wisdom, ways and diversity of leadership;
- Stimulate and feed curiosity and creativity; and
- Cultivate interest in civic stewardship.
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