Dr Michael Galvez

Wed July 17: Trajectory Up! Getting to Where YOU Want To Go

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Michael G. Galvez, M.D., F.A.C.S
Pediatric Hand Surgery
Valley Children’s Healthcare
National Latino Physician Day
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 
4pm-5:30pm PST–Special Time!

Workshop Description:
Embark on an inspiring journey to medical school with Dr. Michael G. Galvez, a distinguished pediatric hand surgeon and co-founder of National Latino Physician Day. This workshop is tailored for community college and university pre-med students who aspire to reach the pinnacle of their medical careers. Dr. Galvez’s remarkable journey from Diablo Valley College to U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University School of Medicine showcases the power of determination and excellence. With specialized training and numerous accolades in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Galvez will share his personal insights and practical advice on navigating the pre-med pathway, overcoming challenges, and achieving your dreams. Learn how to build a compelling application, excel in interviews, and leverage mentorship and diversity to stand out in the competitive world of medical admissions. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from a trailblazer committed to guiding the next generation of medical professionals.

About the Speaker:
Michael G. Galvez, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialized training in pediatric hand surgery. Both of his parents immigrated from Lima, Peru and he grew up in the Bay Area. He went to Diablo Valley College (DVC, a community college), transferred to U.C. Berkeley and majored in molecular/cell biology. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2011 and completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) research fellowship. Dr. Galvez completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University in 2017 where he was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. He completed additional fellowships in 2018 in combined hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle and in pediatric upper extremity surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. He is the Director of Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California. He is an awardee of the CalHealthCares, a loan repayment program aimed at physicians who provide care to Medi-Cal patients. He is actively engaged in pediatric hand surgery research and has co-edited the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issue for Hand Clinics with Dr. Kevin Chung. He values the importance of true mentorship and diversity in medicine and founded the National Latino Physician Day, celebrated on October 1st, with Dr. Cesar Padilla an obstetric anesthesiologist from Stanford University.

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Topic: Trajectory Up! Getting to Where YOU Want To Go
When: Wednesday, July 17, 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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