Dr. Rachel Brothwell MD

Sat May 7: URiM First-Gen Journey to Surgery

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Rachel Brothwell, MD, MPH
Surgical Resident, PGY-1
UCSF Department of Surgery
UCSF School of Medicine
Saturday, May 7, 2022
11 am to 12:30 pm PST

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.

Workshop Description:

So you want to become a Surgeon … Do you know what it takes? Do you know the process? Are you first-gen and URiM and don’t know the process? Do have doubts?
Then you should come and meet Dr. Brothwell who is the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college and medical school, on a full scholarship at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine!
Dr. Brothwell will talk about her journey from undergrad, to her gap years in the Peace Corps, medical school, and residency.

About the Speaker:

​​Rachel Borthwell MD, MPH is a PGY1 General Surgery resident at UCSF. Dr. Borthwell, an LA native, first-gen, double majored in Biology and Art History at UC Davis. After undergrad, she served in the American Peace Corps, where she spent 2 years in Namibia as an HIV/AIDS health outreach and education volunteer. She returned to the United States and received her MD and MPH in Epidemiology from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health.
During medical school, she served as the president of MEDGLO, the UCLA Medical Gay & Lesbian Organization. As a first-generation college student and queer woman of color, Dr. Borthwell is passionate about addressing health disparities in surgery, access to care, and patient advocacy. Outside of medicine, Dr. Borthwell enjoys classic art and architecture and is a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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Topic: URiM First-Gen Journey to Surgery
When: May 7, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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