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University of Washington
Rob Nguyen is a third-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His interest is to provide equitable, comprehensive care to underserved communities with little assess to care, particularly Spanish speaking communities. He hopes to become an ophthalmologist who prevents avoidable blindness in disadvantaged communities suffering from diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the United States. Rob is also interested in increasing diversity within the medical field and believes that physicians should look like the communities they hope to serve. In achieving this goal, he is currently serving on the UWSOM admissions committee. The admissions committee work is meaningful to him since there is not enough representation on school of medicine admissions committees to reflect applicants from underserved backgrounds. Rob’s mission while on the committee is to advocate for BIPOC and underrepresented students applying to medical school since he knows the unique challenges this group faces when navigating the tough journey to medicine. On his free time, Rob enjoys brewing kombucha, reading novels, playing tennis and weightlifting.