Irvin Garcia and Alexis Aleman

Sat Oct 28: Trailblazing Pathways: The Foos in Medicine Journey – Empowering the Next Generation of Diverse Medical Leaders

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Alexis Ivan Aleman, MS 3
Irvin Garcia Real, MS 3
Saturday, October 28, 2023 
10:00am-11:30am PST

Workshop Description:
Discover the essence of resilience and aspiration at our forthcoming workshop – “Trailblazing Pathways: The Foos in Medicine Journey – Empowering the Next Generation of Diverse Medical Leaders.” This engaging event is tailor-made for premed students, especially those heralding from backgrounds similar to the heartening streets of South Central LA.
Journey with Alexis Ivan Aleman, a fervent 3rd-year medical student at UCLA DGSOM, who transformed the skepticism of his youth into a vibrant passion for the medical field. Born and raised in South Central LA, his narrative is a testament to perseverance and the power of positive role models in shaping a promising future in medicine. 
Alongside him, meet Irvin Garcia Real, another beacon of hope, embodying the dreams of first-generation students with his roots in a small Mexican pueblo. His story echoes the resilience and fervor to create equitable opportunities in health and education.
Together, Alexis and Irvin embarked on the revolutionary ‘Foos in Medicine’ initiative, reaching millions and fostering a community where inspiration meets aspiration. 
Join us for this powerful narrative that not only celebrates their trailblazing journeys but also aims to ignite a flame in every participant, encouraging them to forge their path, redefine norms, and become the vanguards of a diversified medical sphere. Be ready to be inspired and to inspire, as we pave the way for a future prosperous with diverse medical leaders.

About the Speakers:
Alexis Ivan Aleman
Alexis Ivan Aleman is a rising 3rd year medical student at UCLA DGSOM in the UCLA/Drew program. He is the oldest of four children from Mexican migrant parents. He was born and raised in South Central LA. Growing up, he did not know he wanted to be a doctor, but he always knew he wanted to work in the medical field. Part of that was because he never met a Latino physician or medical student, so he didn’t believe he could do it. While at California State University-Northridge during his pre-med years, he met a Latino medical student, and this changed the game for him. He obtained a degree in biology and knew that becoming a physician was for him. His goals are to work with underserved populations and help diversify the field of medicine.

Irvin Garcia Real
Irvin Garcia Real is a rising 3rd year medical student at UCLA DGSOM. He was born in a small pueblo in Mexico and grew up in Washington state. As an immigrant and first-generation high school and college graduate, Irvin is passionate about health and educational equity, and will become the first doctor in his family. With the help of his classmate Alexis Aleman, they have co-created the Foos in Medicine social media platform, where they have reached millions of people with the goal of inspiring others from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue their dreams in medicine and higher education.

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Topic: Trailblazing Pathways: The Foos in Medicine Journey – Empowering the Next Generation of Diverse Medical Leaders
When: Saturday, Oct 28, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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