Charles Vega

Fri Apr 14: What is UCI PRIME-LC & How To Be A Competitive Applicant

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Charles Vega, MD
Director of PRIME-LC
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
UC Irvine School of Medicine

UCI Medical Students

Friday, April 14, 2023, 
5pm-6:30pm PST

Workshop Description:
Are you a premedical student looking to stand out in the competitive field of medicine? Look no further than the UCI PRIME-LC Program workshop! This program is designed explicitly for premed students seeking to enhance their leadership skills and gain a competitive edge in the medical field. 
Our expert instructors will guide you through interactive activities and group discussions that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. 
You will learn how to communicate effectively with patients, navigate the healthcare system, and lead teams in the field of medicine. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your future career. 
Come join to meet, hear, and ask questions of Dean Vega, Executive Dean and Director of UCI PRIME-LC, and 2 medical students in PRIME-LC at UCI School of Medicine.

UCI PRIME-LC stands for UCI Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community – Leadership and Community. It is a program that aims to increase the number of Latino physicians in California by providing educational and leadership opportunities for Latino students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The program is based at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and is run by the UCI School of Medicine. The program includes a combination of academic coursework, mentorship, and community service opportunities, which are designed to prepare students for a successful career in medicine and to improve the health of underserved communities.

About the Speakers:
Chuck Vega grew up in Northern California and completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. He stayed on as faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at UCI and now holds the title of Health Sciences Clinical Professor. He is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community and won a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI. He currently serves as Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education in the UC Irvine School of Medicine.
Dr. Vega has seen patients and taught medical students and residents at UC Irvine’s Family Health Center – Santa Ana for the past 20 years. This clinic is a federally-qualified health center and the largest safety-net clinic for Orange County. Dr. Vega’s academic interests are focused on access to quality, compassionate medical care for underserved populations, and the development of training programs to promote this vision of healthcare.

Register for Free:
Topic: What is UCI PRIME-LC & How To Be A Competitive Applicant
When: Friday, April 14, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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