Omar Nunez, Karyna Bravo, Rene Badillo and Rigo Ramos

Wed Feb 28: From CASAPp-etizers to a 5-Course: How to Prepare for the PA School Application Feast

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Omar M. Núñez, PA-SIII
Stanford School of Medicine

Karyna Bravo, PA-S I
Stanford School of Medicine

Renee Badillo, Jr PA-C

Rigo Ramos Jr., PA-C

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
6:30pm-8pm PST

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Workshop Description:
Dive into the world of Physician Assistant (PA) school applications with our dynamic workshop, designed specifically for community college and university pre-med students, this engaging session is led by a distinguished panel from Stanford School of Medicine: Omar M. Núñez, PA-SIII, a published organic chemist with a passion for emergency medicine and primary care; Karyna Bravo, PA Student I, a former U.S. Marine with extensive experience in PTSD research; Renee Badillo Jr., PA-C, an Internal Medicine PA with a background in organ and tissue transplantation, and Rigo Ramos Jr., PA-C, a Family Medicine & Urgent Care PA with a strong commitment to diversifying the medical field. This workshop offers invaluable insights into the PA application process, personal branding, and how to stand out as a first-generation student or minority aspiring to enter the healthcare field. Join us to gain practical advice, learn from real-life experiences, and embark on your journey to becoming a PA with confidence and clarity.

About the Speakers:

Omar Nunez
Omar M. Núñez, PA-SIII

Omar Manuel Núñez is a first-generation Mexican American, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, where he also became a published organic chemist. He is currently a third-year PA student at Stanford University. His clinical background comes from emergency medicine, as he was an EMT for over 2 years. He is an NHSC scholar, so he intends to work in the primary care setting, but he also loves the idea of working in the ED. His experiences as a son of an immigrant family drive him to diversify medicine and uplift underserved communities inside and outside of medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is an area of interest that he plans on advancing in his practice as a future PA.

Karyna Bravo, PA-S I

Karyna Bravo was raised outside of Chicago in a Hispanic household. She was inspired by her single-mother’s ability to overcome adversity and worked long hours to help contribute to the household income. After graduating high school, she wanted to contribute to something greater.  Thus, she decided to join the United States Marine Corps. During her time in the military, she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and decided to leave the military to study the clinical effects of military service. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S in psychology from Loyola University in Chicago and devoted her time to clinical research investigating the efficacy of evidence-based treatment for PTSD. Karyna wanted to expand her medical knowledge to further aid systematically disadvantaged populations and is currently completing her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Stanford.  Karyna has a passion for advocating for underserved communities and wants to make a positive impact on these neighborhoods. She uses her own life experiences and lessons to mentor others on overcoming adversity.

Rene Badillo
Renee Badillo, Jr PA-C

Rene Badillo Jr is a Physician Assistant born and raised in the southernmost part of Texas, known as the Rio Grande Valley. He is a first generation college student, obtaining his bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2019. He then obtained his patient care experience  working in the organ and tissue transplant field as a tissue procurement specialist. In 2021, he began PA School at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he served as class Vice President and as a Student Senator. He graduated in August of 2023 from PA School with honors, and currently works as an Internal Medicine PA in Austin, Texas, specializing in Men’s Primary Care. His experiences as a first gen student inspired his passion to help other first generation students and minorities who are pursuing the healthcare field.

Rigo Ramos
Rigo Ramos Jr., PA-C

Rigo Ramos Jr., PA-C is a practicing PA currently working in Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Southern California. Community college transfer from Compton College to Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he earned his BA in Human Services in 2014. He attended Cal State Monterey Bay and was president of the inaugural cohort for the Masters of Science in Physician Assistant. He also served as a preceptor to students from Charles Drew University and University of Southern California. He continues to mentor Pre-PAs as the Pre-PA branch leader at the Pathways program at USC’s Primary Care PA Program. He strongly believes in outreach and wants to diversify the field of medicine to be representative of the population.

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Topic: From CASAPp-etizers to a 5-Course: How to Prepare for the PA School Application Feast
When: Wednesday, Feb 28, 6:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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