Denise Martinez, MD
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Professor of Family Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Dive into the heart of the pre-med journey with this workshop meticulously crafted for community college and university pre-med students aiming for success in the medical field. Led by the esteemed Dr. Martinez, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Professor of Family Medicine at UC Riverside School of Medicine, this session is more than just an informational seminar. Dr. Martinez, with her profound commitment to diversity and equity, brings a wealth of knowledge from her own experiences, offering practical advice, strategies, and insights that she wished she had known during her pre-med years. This workshop promises to equip you with the tools and wisdom to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the pre-med path, empowering you to excel academically, prepare effectively for medical school, and advocate for inclusivity in healthcare. Join us for an enlightening experience that will transform your approach to your medical career journey.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Denise Martinez currently holds the position of Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and serves as Professor of Family Medicine at UC Riverside School of Medicine since August 2023. Her journey has come full circle as she returned to the Inland Empire of California, where she spent her formative years, to continue her mission of promoting diversity and equity in healthcare education and practice.
Before her tenure at UC Riverside, Dr. Martinez was recognized as the youngest medical school assistant/associate dean in the country, ultimately spending 12 years at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in leadership and serving last two as Associate Vice President for Health Parity for University of Iowa Health Care.
Throughout her career, Dr. Martinez’s dedication to DEI and health disparities have garnered awards such including the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award for Early Career Achievement at the University of Iowa, the institutions highest award. In 2022, she was also honored with the National Latino Medical Student Association’s Faculty of the Year Award for her unwavering commitment to mentoring students, her tireless efforts to reduce health disparities, and her innovative work in creating pathway programs. She additionally has been named one of the 100 Inspiring Hispanic/Latinx Scientists in America by Cell Mentor, and previously awarded 40 under 40 for Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum.
Register for Free:
Topic: Everything I Wish I Knew as a PreMed Student: Ultimate Guide to Thriving in YOUR Journey
When: Saturday, Mar 9, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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