First Gen @ DGSOM members Alejandra Casillas, MD, MSHS and Cristina Valdovinos, MPH, MD candidate ‘23 meet for the first time and share their experiences on being first generation in the field of medicine.

Recognized as ‘emerging leader’ by the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Casillas is a UCLA Health physician, as well as a professor and researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Valdovinos is in her final year at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

First Gen @ DGSOM is an extension of the larger UCLA-wide First To Go! Initiative. First gen medical students connect to other students, residents, fellows, faculty, and alumni.

Learn more about First Gen @ DGSOM.