Graduate Testimonials | UAG School of Medicine


Brandon R. Cantazaro, MD Class 14 Internal Medicine
He always knew that he wanted to help people. But it wasn’t until he started volunteering at an inner city clinic as an undergraduate that his career path became clear. He wanted to become a doctor and serve the underserved. Next step, find a way to make it happen. On the advice of several physicians that he worked with, he looked into UAG. Considering his goals, his desire for hands-on learning, and his love of culture and community, it seemed like the perfect choice. So he dove right in. Came to México. Lived with a host family. Gained a deep understand of the language and the culture. And except for five months when he returned to the U.S. to do rotations in Arizona, he lived and breathed medicine in Guadalajara for four years. It paid off. He came home prepared, matched for a residency, and eager to begin doing what he’d set out to do. Helping people the best way he knew how—by becoming a doctor.
Sandra G. Lozano, MD Class 02 Obstetrics and Gynecology

She was looking for a parallel path to becoming a doctor, but what she found at UAG was a better one. She discovered a place that she would grow intensely fond of, and a group of peers with whom she’d share life-changing experiences and create special bonds. And most importantly, she found lots of hands-on clinical training, and even surgical skills training, that started in the first semester—instead of in the third semester like at most U.S. medical schools. Advanced training that made her more than ready to come back to the U.S. for surgical rotations in New York, where she realized that she was already way ahead of U.S. student candidates in the program. She came to study medicine and left as a confident, well-prepared physician with a new family of cohorts and a thousand memories of life enriching moments.

Myers R. Hurt III, Class 08 Family Medicine

It was an absolute pleasure to visit the UAG campus nine years after my graduation. The UAG main campus, ICB, and Hospital Angel Leano all brought back fond memories. The new organ-based curriculum is an impressive step forward in the development of clinical and critical thinking skills, the electronic journal access puts the UAG digital library on-par with any US institution, and the 4-year ECMG certification option is a much improved pathway to obtain residency in the United States. It is clear that UAG cares about the success of their graduates and the faculty have made large strides to become a solid option for international students looking to practice medicine in the US.

Johnny Soter Class 19
My wife and I moved here from Utah with our dog and we absolutely love the city, school, and the people of Guadalajara. The professors and staff have all been so helpful and very passionate about preparing students to be amazing doctors who can provide medical care to a very diverse population. One thing that really attracted me to coming to UAG in the first place was the idea of becoming a bilingual doctor. FUTURE FOCUS: INTERNAL MEDICINE, FAMILY PRACTICE, OR EMERGENCY MEDICINE. (STILL DECIDING EXACTLY WHAT TO DO BUT DEFINITELY A FIELD IN PRIMARY CARE.) I’D LIKE TO RETURN TO PRACTICE IN UTAH SINCE OUR FAMILIES ARE THERE, BUT ANYWHERE WOULD BE FINE REALLY.
Karimar Quiñones
I'm from Puerto Rico and I first learned of UAG from my brother, Luis Quinones who is a third-year student. 

He spoke highly of the medical school, and I soon understood why. I love that they embrace international students and that we have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience from year one. 

Dominic Barandica

I'm from Modesto, California and I attended Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

I chose UAG because of its reputation. My community has a lot of doctors and surgeons that have attended UAG. These are doctors I look up to so I followed in their footsteps. 

Dariela Rodriguez
I'm a graduate from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. I knew medicine was my pathway when I discovered my passion for helping others and my desire to make a positive impact in the world. 
One of the reasons I chose UAG was because of the advantage of becoming a bilingual doctor.



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