Alec Calac, MD/PhD Student
UCSD School of Medicine
Saturday, March 19, 2022
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Alec Calac is a Native American MD/PhD student at UC San Diego School of Medicine where his journey from an undergraduate pre-medical student, research gap years, and training has turned him into a leader for his community. He has found and addressed isolation as a motivating factor of his advocacy for the greater inclusion of Native Americans in medicine and public health. In this talk, Alec will share more about the work that he does as a medical student and advocate for Native Americans and other marginalized communities.
About the Speaker:
Alec Calac (Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians) is an MD-PhD student at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. As the national president-elect of the Association of Native American Medical Students, he works at the local, state, and federal level, identifying barriers and facilitators to greater inclusion of Native Americans in medicine and the allied health professions. He also works collaboratively with the Global Health Policy and Data Institute on research projects that synthesize public health, global health, social media, and health technology. His research interests are in medical education and workforce development, vaccine hesitancy and misinformation spread, and social media utilization among Native youth.
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Topic: A Native American Medical Student’s Journey to Medicine, Research, and Health Policy
When: Mar 19, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)