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Diagnostic Radiology, PGY 4 Chair
I was born in Bucaramanga, a small city in the northeast of Colombia. I went to medical school in Bogota, where I spent 6 fantastic years exploring a variety of healthcare settings, from community hospitals to large referral centers. In my last year of medical school I decided I wanted to become a radiologist.
In 2010 I moved to Philadelphia, where I was involved in research to better understand normal development of children through imaging. I stared my residency at the MGH in 2013, and I have collected only good and great memories. It was exciting to find a large community of trainees from diverse backgrounds and to see that the number continues to grow. With the staff from CDI, we will work to create new spaces for people to get know each other, and we can make sure everyone who comes to MGH feels “at home”.
Orthopaedic Surgery, PGY4Vice Chair
I grew up in the greater Los Angeles area (specifically Long Beach, CA). I attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for my undergraduate education and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for medical school. In addition to my passion for being a physician, I am equally as passionate about health care disparities and diversity in medicine as I feel that that these issues are intimately tied to my career and purpose as a physician.
While in medical school, I served as the president of the UCSF chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and also held numerous leadership roles in the regional branch of the organization, including assistant regional director. Building on those leadership experiences, I am thrilled to be able to contribute to and learn from the MGH community as your Vice Chair.
Internal Medicine, PGY 2 Public Relations Officer
I was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. I attended high school in Wales, UK (UWC Atlantic College) and first came to the US for college at Harvard, where I stayed on for medical school. I am now a resident in the Department of Medicine and have an interest in global health and women's health.
In my free time, I love to travel and cook! I have found throughout my training that my best moments have come from opportunities that involve community building and outreach, from college through to residency, with a heart for URM recruitment within the Harvard and MGH networks.
Having served on the RFC board this past year, I know first-hand how much enthusiasm there exists within the CDI to make MGH a warm and welcoming space for residents and fellows, and as public relations officer, I look forward to building on the excellent work started by outgoing officers to help create the support needed as we go through this exciting phase of our training.
My name is George Molina, and I am a PGY5 general surgery resident. As the Education and Career Development Officer, I am passionate about creating an academic calendar of education and career development events that prepare under-represented minority trainees at MGH to become the next leaders in academic medicine.
I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and my family is originally from El Salvador. I went to Johns Hopkins University and then attended Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health. I will be starting a fellowship in surgical oncology at Dana Farber/Partners Program in the Fall of 2018.
When I am not in the hospital I enjoy spending time with my wife, Rose. We both like to like try new restaurants in the Boston area and travel to warm places during the Boston winters.
I am excited to serve on the Resident and Fellow Committee as the Education and Career Development Officer.
Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Hi, my name is Lawrence. I am of Guyanese and Haitian descent, though I was born in the states, specifically in Durham, North Carolina. After that time I have lived in quite a few parts of the country, growing up in Dallas, Texas, then moving to Salt Lake City, Utah for high school and my parents have actually moved since I’ve been away at school to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This is my second stint in Boston as I attended Harvard University for undergrad, then moved to the Midwest to attend Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. It’s good to be back in Boston and seeing some of my old college stomping grounds. It has always been important to me to match academic pursuits with community service and outreach. It drew me to participate in an after-school program for special needs youth during college, and to participate in my school’s chapter of the SNMA initially through their community service and student mentoring programs and later as co-president.
I am honored to bring this passion now as the Community Outreach Co-officer with Christine to continue to further the mission of the RFC and CDI as we build relationships between our dedicated residents and our larger Boston community. When I grab a few free hours, I like to spend them exploring Boston and the surrounding areas either socially or on the running and cycling trails.
Psychiatry, PGY 3
I was born in Champagne, Illinois and was raised in East Hartford, CT. I attended Boston College for undergrad and Boston University for graduate school where I obtained my Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. During my time in graduate school, I developed an interest in health disparities within minority populations and chronic medical conditions affecting people of color which motivated me to go back to school to gain more clinical expertise. I attended University of Connecticut for medical school where I served as an Urban Health Scholar in which I coordinated various community health fairs throughout the greater Hartford area, which offered service opportunities for undergraduates and medical students interested in providing health education within communities of color.
I completed my Adult Psychiatry Residency at MGH and I am currently a fellow in the MGH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship. I am excited to be on the RFC board as the co-community outreach officer and I intend to bring my experience in recruitment of underrepresented minorities of color into medicine, community outreach, as well as mentoring to this position!