Hometown: Morelia, Michoacan
Medical School: St. George University School of Medicine
I was born in Michoacan, Mexico and my mother brought me to the United States at the age of 3. We settled in Southern California and lived in the city of Bell Gardens. I was the first person in my entire family to obtain a college degree. I attended California State University, Long Beach and earned a Bachelor of Science with majors in Microbiology and Chemistry. Coming to this country changed my life forever. Had I stayed in Mexico I never would have had the opportunity to study medicine and provide healthcare to those in need. I will forever be beyond grateful for having the opportunity to come to the United States. As a future family medicine physician, I intend to take full advantage of this opportunity and apply a holistic model of care to patients to the best of my abilities. My interests are in continuity of care, addressing health care disparities, preventative health, obstetrics, and sports medicine. My future plans are to obtain fellowship training in either community medicine, obstetrics, or sports medicine. Upon completion of fellowship training, I plan to work at an FQHC and give back to the community where I came from. My ultimate goal is to start my own practice and provide low-cost/affordable healthcare to low-income communities in the Los Angeles area. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, trying new restaurants, traveling, and being a mobile DJ.