Jacqueline Pires, a Dorchester resident, took part in the Student Success Jobs Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital (SSJP), an intensive year-round employment and mentoring internship program for students of Boston Public High Schools. She is the first person in her Cape Verdean family to finish high school and go to college, and SSJP helped her take those steps.

In the fall of 2013, Jacqueline joined the ranks of aspiring physicians at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While many of her classmates were eager for their first foray into medicine, Jacqueline stood out, having gained years of experience in the field through SSJP. The decision to join the program as a 16-year-old student at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math was something that profoundly impacted her studies and choice of career.

Watch Jacqueline's video below.

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About Workforce Wednesdays

Over the next several months, we’ll share a series of stories featuring outstanding employees from across the Partners HealthCare System. These success stories are shining examples among the 64,000 Partners employees who strive for excellence every day.

At Partners we are deeply committed to providing pathways for our employees that will help them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our workforce development programs help employees who want to begin or further their college experiences, grow their careers in science and health care, become an American citizen, or improve their understanding of the English language. These efforts help to develop a well prepared, engaged, and diverse group of workers that reflects the richness of the neighborhoods and patients our hospitals serve.

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