5/17/2017

Alumnus to Share His Journey to Becoming a Physician

 
Jorge Torres
Dr. Jorge Torres, a graduate of Riverside City College, will return to campus on Thursday, May 25, at 12:50 pm, in order to share with students his academic journey. And it has been an amazing journey. 

He completed his medical training in April and was recently accepted in a residency program at Harvard in order to become study neurology. Dr. Torres will speak in the Digital Library Auditorium; the event is free and open to the public. 

He graduated from RCC in the spring of 2008 and transferred to UC Berkeley, earning a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Immunology and Pathogenesis. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Dr. Torres applied to medical schools and was accepted to several top-notch programs, including Yale, Cornell, Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Dr. Torres decided to stay in Southern California, attending the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Westwood. 

“Dr. Torres has graciously volunteered to return to RCC in order to share his experiences and advice with our students,” Scott B. Herrick, Ph.D., associate professor, Life Sciences said. 

This will be the second time he has returned to the College in order to share his journey. In the spring of 2014, Dr. Torres spoke to Biology students about his academic experiences, transferring to a four-year university, the application process for medical school and life as a medical student.  

After his presentation, there will be 20 minutes for students to ask questions.