Luis Godoy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Assistant Professor of Surgery
UC Davis School of Medicine
UC Davis Health System
Tuesday December 28, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm PST
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Do you know how to find and interact with your mentor? Do you know what steps you have to take to find a mentor? Do you know what qualities to look for in a mentor?
Do you know how to interact with your mentor? Do you know how to maximize your time with your mentor?
Then you don’t want to miss this workshop, led by Dr. Godoy, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at UC Davis Health System and Assistant Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine. He will lead you on the important steps to finding and maximizing your time with your mentor in order to help you achieve your goals and dreams.
About the Speaker:
Luis Godoy was born in Michoacan, Mexico. He immigrated to this country with his family as a young boy and grew up working on the farms of Northern California picking and cutting fruit. By the age of seven, he would come home from school and work with his parents. There was no time or energy for homework and barely enough to learn English. He worked hard and did his best but always felt like he was falling behind. He struggled mightily in school and at one point he dropped out to avoid gang activity that would have set his life off on the wrong foot. He became a father during his senior year of high school. Becoming a teenage father changed his life forever. Commitment, dedication and passion became more than words to him; they became his way of life. Even though he struggled to juggle work, family and school, he managed to graduate high school on time. After graduation he worked as a cook, a mechanic, a medical assistant, and eventually an X-ray tech.
It was not until he was in his mid-twenties that he built up the confidence to go back to school to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. He attended Solano Community College, transferred to UC Davis where he earned a degree in biology — and then got accepted to the School of Medicine.
He is a strong believer of the power of mentorship and has experienced it firsthand as it helped him keep his dream of a medical career alive. He now strives to be that example for others and to help lift others up to achieve their dreams as well.
Today, he is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine and UC Davis Health System. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons where he serves on a committee for Diversity and Inclusion. He has been inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is also a recipient of the UC Davis University Medal and has received numerous teaching awards.
Here is a short video from Dr. Godoy while he was a resident: https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/sacramento/from-gang-member-to-doctor-sacramento-surgeon-proves-its-never-too-late-to-follow-your-dreams/103-8d2aafba-ebf4-4a29-8df8-9742e6b0908c
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When: Dec 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: “10 Tips on Finding and Interacting with Your Mentor”