Axana Rodrigues-Torres, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, PGY-1, Massachusetts General Hospital
Saturday December 20, 2021
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Come and hear the inspiring story of Dr. Axana Rodriguez-Torres from her immigration from Colombia to California where she started a new journey from Community College to Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Come and learn about her inspiring life and hear her tips for success!
About the Speaker:
Axana Rodriguez-Torres, MD MPH is a product of community college. She first started her dream of a medical career in Colombia, her country of origin. However, she had to end this dream abruptly, not once but twice, due to difficult political circumstances completely out of her hands. As she immigrated into the U.S. with her parents, as asylees, she worked for many years in anything she could while she learned English as a second language. She later worked as an immigration consultant and tax preparer for several years, but always dreamt of one day being able to return to school and reach her dream of becoming a doctor in medicine. It was community college that gave her that platform. Once she was able to start her GE classes between American River College, Sacramento City College and Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, she transferred to CSUS and then to UC Davis where she graduated with double major in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior / Psychology, and later obtained a Master of Public Health degree also at UC Davis. This was followed by entrance into UC Irvine School of Medicine, where she obtained her MD degree. After achieving this 22-year MD degree, she is now at her dream residency program with the Harvard Associated Massachusetts General Hospital where she pursues her residency training in Internal Medicine with continued focus on primary medical care for the underserved and minority populations.
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When: Dec 20, 2021 at 5 PM
Topic:From Colombia to Community College and Instructor at Harvard: My 22 year Journey to Medicine