David Chirikian MD, MS
PGY-1 Internal Medicine Resident at
Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Friday, September 29, 2023,
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Embark on a journey of inspiration and determination with Dr. David Chirikian, as he shares his 13-year non-traditional path to medicine. This unique workshop, titled “From A Dream to Doctor: My 13-Year Non-Traditional Path to Medicine – An Inspirational Workshop for Aspiring PreMed Students,” illuminates the perseverance, creativity, and resilience required to achieve one’s medical aspirations.
Originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Chirikian’s robust educational journey culminated in his current role as a PGY-1 Internal Medicine Resident at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. His narrative promises to resonate with those who seek non-conventional routes to their medical dreams.
Explore the essence of mentorship, the value of peer support, and the intricacies of navigating the medical education landscape. Gain insights into the roles of various degrees, certificates, and specialized programs that were instrumental in David’s success.
This workshop is more than a recounting of a personal story; it’s a beacon for all premed students, shedding light on the possibilities outside the traditional path. Come, learn, and be inspired to pursue your dream career, as David hopes to pay his experience forward to the next generation of physicians.
About the Speaker:
David Chirikian MD, MS is a PGY-1 Internal Medicine Resident at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, David is excited to care for the communities that he engaged with and was molded by during his childhood. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in 2014. He later earned his Master of Science degree in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine from the University of Southern California in 2016. After completing the Pre-Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in 2018, David earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from California Northstate University College of Medicine in 2023. David’s 13-year non-traditional path to medicine would not have been possible without unwavering support from mentors and peers. David is pursuing his dream career and hopes to pay it forward to the next generation of physicians. He is interested in hospital systems and health education and hopes to improve the quality of care provided to underserved groups.
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Topic: A Roadmap to Success: Navigating Pre-Med and Pre-STEM at Community College
When: Friday, Sept 29, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)