Mario Navarro and Omar Nunez

Sun Dec 3: PA Series V: Charting Your Path to Success: A Journey of Equity and Inclusion

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Mario Raul Navarro, PA-C(c)
Physician Assistant

Omar M. Núñez, PA Student III
Stanford University School of Medicine

Flora Rodriguez, PA-C
Physician Assistant Family HealthCare Network
Chief Mentoring Officer 
MiMentor Central Cal Board

Joshua Gutierrez MPAS, APP, PA-C
Advanced Practice Provider
UMC Health System

Renee Badillo, Jr PA-C

Rigo Ramos Jr., PA-C

Sunday, December 3, 2023
6pm-7:30pm 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:
As we near the conclusion of our transformative workshop series, we invite you to join us for an enriching Q&A and wrap-up session that promises to leave you inspired and empowered.
In this final installment, we’ll revisit the key insights from our previous meetings, ensuring that you’re armed with the knowledge and motivation to thrive as an underrepresented student in the healthcare arena. Our open Q&A session provides a platform for your burning questions, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in your pursuit of excellence.
But the journey doesn’t end here. We’re dedicated to equipping you with the tools you need to succeed. Discover additional resources and support networks designed specifically for underrepresented students, and gain insights into promoting equity and inclusion in both higher education and the dynamic field of physician assistants.
Join us for closing thoughts and a powerful call-to-action, and leave with a renewed sense of purpose. We will express our gratitude for your participation and encourage you to stay connected with this vibrant community. Explore mentorship opportunities and establish a follow-up support system that ensures you have unwavering guidance as you embark on your path toward a rewarding career as a PA. Your success is our mission.

About the Speakers:

Mario Raul Navarro Jr. is a graduate physician assistant in the program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychobiology at UCLA in 2018. He is a first-generation Mexican American and the son of immigrants from the state of Sinaloa and Jalisco. He is passionate about helping underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing the PA profession and looks forward to answering all of your questions!

Omar Manuel Núñez is a first-generation Mexican American, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, where he also became a published organic chemist. He is currently a third-year PA student at Stanford University. His clinical background comes from emergency medicine, as he was an EMT for over 2 years. He is an NHSC scholar, so he intends to work in the primary care setting, but he also loves the idea of working in the ED. His experiences as a son of an immigrant family drive him to diversify medicine and uplift underserved communities inside and outside of medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is an area of interest that he plans on advancing in his practice as a future PA.

Flora Rodriguez, PA-C

Flora Rodriguez is a first-generation Mexican American Family Medicine Physician Assistant working in the Central Valley. She was raised and currently resides in in Fresno, CA. She graduated from Fresno State in 2017 where she obtained a B.A in psychology. She took a gap year after graduating to gain clinical experience as a CNA/PCA and to complete some of her pre-reqs at a community college. She was then accepted to UC Davis’s PA program, graduated, and passed her boards in December of 2021! 
Aside from medicine, she is passionate about mentoring pre-PAs, advocating self-care, and spending time with loved ones.

Joshua Guiterrez PA C
Joshua Guiterrez, MPAS, APP, PA-C

Joshua Gutierrez is a recent Physician Assistant graduate. He was raised in Lovington, NM. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2018 and went on to further pursue his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. He is now working as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant. He hopes to help others achieve their goals and aspirations just like those that helped him in his journey. 

Rene Badillo Jr, PA-C

Rene Badillo Jr is a Physician Assistant born and raised in the southernmost part of Texas, known as the Rio Grande Valley. He is a first generation college student, obtaining his bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2019. He then obtained his patient care experience  working in the organ and tissue transplant field as a tissue procurement specialist. In 2021, he began PA School at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he served as class Vice President and as a Student Senator. He graduated in August of 2023 from PA School with honors, and currently works as an Internal Medicine PA in Austin, Texas, specializing in Men’s Primary Care. His experiences as a first gen student inspired his passion to help other first generation students and minorities who are pursuing the healthcare field. 

Rigo Ramos, PA-C

Rigo is a practicing PA currently working in Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Southern California. Community college transfer from Compton College to Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he earned his BA in Human Services in 2014. He attended Cal State Monterey Bay and was president of the inaugural cohort for the Masters of Science in Physician Assistant. He also served as a preceptor to students from Charles Drew University and University of Southern California. He continues to mentor Pre-PAs as the Pre-PA branch leader at the Pathways program at USC’s Primary Care PA Program. He strongly believes in outreach and wants to diversify the field of medicine to be representative of the population. 

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Topic: PA Series V: Charting Your Path to Success: A Journey of Equity and Inclusion
When: Sunday, Dec 3, 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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