Hello everyone! My name is Sergio, I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. I then attended Brown University and received a Bachelor of Science with honors in biological sciences. I spent a few years in Boston conducting research in precision medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital before moving to New York City to attend Weill Cornell for medical school. I am currently completing my internal medicine residency at UCLA and will be serving as one of the chief residents during the 2024-2025 academic year.
So much of my success, especially as a first-generation Mexican American, came from directly benefiting from programs and mentorship geared towards improving representation of underrepresented minorities in medicine and building environments promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. A big reason for my decision to branch away from the east coast and to come to UCLA for residency was strongly based on the community and support I felt not only among trainees but also extending from UCLA’s leadership. One of my passions is recruitment, which is why I am honored to be serving on UCLA’s Minority House staff organization (MHO) Community Investment and Recruitment Committee.
In the end, I feel that I have found a home here at UCLA and so my biggest goal is to help this program and institution in any way I can and to build on the amazing culture that drew me here.