Jonathan Cuevas in a white lab coat

Sat Jan 15: ​​From High School Dropout to Juvenile Hall, to Community College, DACA and UC Davis Medical School

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Jonathan Jezer Perez Cuevas
MS 1
UC Davis School of Medicine
Saturday January 15, 2022

Click on the YouTube link below to view this webinar. Once you have viewed the presentation, you can log back in and take the Quiz for this event. A score of 70% or above will earn you a Certificate for 2 hours of Medical Mentorship.

About the Speaker:
Jonathan Jezer Perez Cuevas was born in the state of Michoacán in Mexico. He was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents. He and his family settled in Redwood City, CA, where he was raised. He grew up undocumented most of his life up until the Obama administration introduced DACA, for which he was approved just prior to transferring to UC San Diego. He graduated with a B.S. in Human Biology from UC San Diego prior to applying to medical school. Jonathan has held various jobs and has had to work during his time in community college, sometimes having to take time off from school to work. He is very grateful for the opportunity to study medicine and is passionate about working with at-risk youth and motivating people from underprivileged backgrounds to pursue their goals despite the odds.

Workshop Description:
Do you think a high school dropout can make it to Medical School? Do you think going to Juvenile Hall would disqualify you from Medical School? Do you think violence can prevent you from a career in Medicine? Do you think being a DACA student can prevent you from attending UC Medical School?
Then you should come and hear about Jonathan’s story from High School Dropout to Juvenile Hall and hear about his inspiring academic journey from Community College to UC Davis School of Medicine.

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Topic: From High School Dropout to Juvenile Hall, to Community College, DACA and UC Davis Medical School
When: Jan 15, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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