UCSF Fresno and UC Merced are sponsoring FREE monthly webinars on a variety of health career topics. Open to high school, college, and post-baccalaureate students who are currently attending or have previously attended school within the San Joaquin Valley.

 

 

 

 

Previously Offered Workshops

Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM PST

Preparing for Medicine: Is a Postbacc Right for Me?
Join the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium, UC Davis Postbaccalaureate Program and UC Davis School of Medicine in this virtual session to learn more about the pathways to medicine, the do's and dont's for applying to medical school, and how to consider what is the right path for you! Live Q&A session included! 
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Presenters: Cassidy Kays, Charlene Green & Nancy Galindo
Audience: College and post-baccalaureate students who are still considering medical school
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Date: February 4, 2021
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM PST

Prep Medico Summer Program Informational Session
Preparando Estudiantes Para Ser Medicos, or Preparing Students to Be Physicians, (“Prep Médico” for short) is a multi-faceted initiative that will provide scholarships, mentorship and internship opportunities, a residential program, intensive language training, volunteer service opportunities, and hands-on clinical experiences for pre-med and medical students. The goal is to expand diversity in medicine and ultimately increase the number of Latinos who choose to become physicians. During this session, you will hear about a transformative summer internship opportunity for first and second year college students! Students accepted into Prep Medico will receive academic guidance and mentorship from healthcare professionals at the UC Davis Medical Center and Kaiser Permamente hospitals. Students will also have many opportunities to engage with doctors and learn about the everyday activities of a practicing physician. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and determine if the Prep Medico program would benefit their journey to medicine. 
Presenter: Victoria Rondan and Maria Rivas Reyes
Audience: College students in their first and second year of education
This presentation was not recorded.   https://www.instagram.com/prepmedico/



Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM PST

MoneyWise: Interactive Workshop on the Wise Use of Money & Banking Basics 
UCSF Fresno is hosting the Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU) so that students can learn about money and banking basics, such as budgeting, spending plan setup, and tracking spending. Whether you are in high school, college, or beyond, these are necessary skills for ensuring a successful and profitable future.
Host: Angela Allison, Alumni Outreach Coordinator 
Audience: High school, college, and post-baccalaureate students
This presentation was not recorded.
 



Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM PST

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
UCSF Fresno Professor, Marina Roytman, M.D., FACP, is board certified in Internal Medicine and fellowship trained in Medical Education. Her interests include viral hepatitis, drug induced liver injury, autoimmune hepatitis, and medical education. She has won multiple awards for her presentations on hepatitis and drug induced liver injury. Dr. Roytman will be sharing the story of hepatitis C discovery and treatment.
Presenter: Marina Roytman, M.D., FACP
Audience: High school, college, and post-baccalaureate students
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Date: March 2, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM PST

COVID-19 Vaccines: The Truths, The Myths and Your Decision
UCSF Medical Students will be providing a workshop on understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine and how you can play a role in helping your community dispel misunderstandings about the vaccine. (Click here for flyer!)
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (English)
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (Spanish)
Presenters: Vanessa Mora and Michelle Bui, UCSF Medical Students
Audience: High school, college, and post-baccalaureate students
This presentation was not recorded.


Date: March 9, 2021
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM PST

My Nose is Stuffy
Jeff Brown, PA-C is a Neurosurgery Physician Assistant at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA. CRMC is the busiest Level One trauma center in California (and the only one between Los Angeles and Sacramento) with an emergency department census of more than 110,000 patients per year. During this session, participants will learn about a case review on a brain abscess and Mr. Brown will spend some time answering questions about his journey to becoming a Physician Assistant.
Presenter: Jeff Brown, PA-C
Audience: High school, college, and post-baccalaureate students

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Date: March 23, 2021
Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM PST

Becoming an "IT" Doctor
Judi Binderman, M.D., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Community Medical Centers. She has over 25 years in healthcare and her areas of expertise include clinical content development, CPOE readiness and implementation, physician adoption/communication/training, clinical strategic planning, advisory work with executive teams for communication strategy, and physician training. During this session participants will explore other options for physicians beyond traditional clinical medicine with a journey into Informatics and health care consulting.
Presenter: Judi Binderman, M.D., VP CMIO
Audience: High school, college, and post-baccalaureate students

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Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM PST

What Global Travel Teaches us about Health Care Infrastructure
Dr. Timothy Brox completed medical school and orthopaedic training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Today he is an orthopaedic surgeon with a consultative practice. He was an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital and Clinic in Fresno, CA from 1991-1999 and 2003-2016. From 2010 to 2014 he served as Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of San Francisco at Fresno (UCSF Fresno). Before that, he was a medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces in different parts of Canada. Dr. Brox’s dedication to his profession is reflected in the extent of his volunteer activities. From 1996 to 2018 he served as a volunteer committee member in multiple roles with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He currently volunteers as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco in Fresno, California. He also serves on the National Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Taskforce. Recently he traveled to Haiti as an International Medical Volunteer with Health Corps Haiti, and to Malawi where he provided services in a Ministry of Health hospital through Health Volunteers Overseas.  In this session, Dr. Brox will share about his volunteer work and international travel considerations as a medical provider.
Presenter: W. Timothy Brox, MD, QME, Orthopaedic Surgeon, FAOA
Audience: High school, college, and post-baccalaureate students
This presentation will be recorded.

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Date: April 14, 2021
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM PST

Why is Geriatrics Fun? The Best Kept Secret in Medicine
Dr. Dzung Trinh is one of 10 children; his family emigrated from Saigon, Vietnam, to Caruthers, California, in 1975 at the time of the fall of South Vietnam. Since childhood, he has always wanted to become a doctor and never let any challenges prevent him from pursuing his dream. When he came to the US at the age of 16, his English level was equivalent to that of a 2nd grader, and his family had no money. He picked grapes in the field while going to high school, learning English as he went. With the help of many friends in Caruthers, he achieved his dream of becoming a doctor.
Dr. Trinh completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis and obtained his MD from the University of California, San Diego. He started his internal medicine residency at UCSF-Fresno and completed it at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He did a 2 year Geriatric fellowship at Mayo in Rochester before returning to Fresno to settle down. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and with an additional qualification in Geriatric Medicine. During this session, Dr. Trinh will illustrate why geriatric medicine is such an amazing field. Many people have preconceived notions about geriatric patients: that they are difficult to deal with, no fun, take too much time, and have too many problems. While this may be true, he has found geriatric medicine to be incredibly rewarding. He loves to hear the stories that people tell about their lives. Geriatric patients, by definition, have lived a long time and have many stories to tell. His approach to taking care of geriatric patients is rooted in these stories and discussions about their daily life, allowing a holistic approach to patient care. Come hear why Dr. Trinh loves taking care of older people and why you should consider a career in geriatrics as well.

Presenter: Dzung Trinh, MD FACP
Audience: High school, college, and post-baccalaureate students
This presentation will be recorded.

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