Monthly Moment featuring: Ryan H.

Meet Ryan H. He was born in the Philippines and grew up in Los Angeles, California (Carson & Long Beach). He earned his BS in Psychobiology from UCLA, his MEd from LMU, his MD from UCSD, and his MPH from Harvard. Between college and medical school, he taught high school science in South Central Los Angeles. Currently, he is completing family medicine residency at UCSF.

 
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1) Where do you find your Moments of Positivity? and/or How are you intentional about capturing “Moments of Positivity”? 

As a first generation college student and physician, I find my “moments of positivity” from mentorship and pipeline work. I volunteer at ScholarMatch helping high school students to prepare for college. I also founded www.melanininmedicine.org to highlight and promote URM diversity in healthcare, science, and public health.


2) What do you do to “Claim your Moment” and/or How do you "Claim your Moment"? 

I “claim my moment” by surrounding myself with loved ones who keep me grounded, such as my fiancée, family, and friends. I also take it upon myself to decolonize my mind and medical training by reading books about social justice, anti-racism, feminism, and anything that expands my perspective of the world. I highly recommend the book “Medical Apartheid” to anyone in the healthcare field.

#decolonization, #antiracism, #blacklivesmatter, #workforcediversity, #healthequity

Eddy Lee