Fri Apr 22: From 1.9 GPA at Community College to UC Davis and UCLA Medicine

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Christopher Soriano, MD
Internal Medicine Resident PGY-2
UCLA Medical Center
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Friday, April 22, 2022
5 pm to 6:30 pm PST

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Workshop Description:
Are you struggling in school? Do you think getting a C is going to stop you from getting into medical school? Are you discouraged?
Then you should come and meet, hear, and ask questions from Dr. Soriano on how he went from a 1.9 GPA at Community College to UC Davis School of Medicine, finished medical school in 3 years, and is now a second-year Internal Medicine Resident at UCLA!

About the Speaker:
Christopher Soriano is a native Californian who grew up in Northern Long Beach. He is the youngest son of three boys and his parents were refugees from El Salvador. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School where he ran track and played football.
After graduation in 2011, he attended Long Beach City College for 3 transformative years where he was a President Ambassador, Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Team member, and volunteer at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, CA. He joined MiMentor and MEDPEP as a freshman which catalyzed his interest in working for the underserved and mentoring the next generation of medical professionals. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree from UCLA in 2016 and medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine’s 3-year accelerated track in 2021. Prior to starting medical school, he spent 2 gap years working for UCLA Rheumatology as a clinical information manager.
He is currently a resident physician of Internal Medicine at UCLA. During his academic journey, he was named the Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholar of the year, involved as VP of educational pathways with MiMentor, educated low-income students as a S.T.E.M instructor, tutored students K-12 and has been a teaching assistant to UC Davis undergrads and medical students in Anatomy. His interests as a clinician and a teacher include working for the underserved, mentorship, preventive medicine, and primary care internal medicine.

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Topic: From 1.9 GPA at Community College to UC Davis and UCLA Medicine
When: Apr 22, 2022 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Soriano’s Presentation slides