BRIAN GONZALEZ SANABIA, M.D.
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Brian Gonzalez Sanabia

 

BRIAN GONZALEZ SANABIA, M.D.

Class of 2018

 

Residency in Internal Medicine

Hospital Episcopal San Lucas, Puerto Rico

 

Dr. Brian Gonzalez Sanabia grew up in Moca, a town on the west side of Puerto Rico, approximately 80 miles from San Juan. At the age of 13, he worked as a lifeguard during the summer. It was while working on the sunny shores of Puerto Rico that he first learned how much he enjoyed helping others, especially those in need of medical attention. As a lifeguard he had the opportunity to save several people’s lives through resuscitation. It was at that moment that he knew he wanted to become a physician.

 

“When I was introduced to the field of medicine by one of my best friends, I fell utterly and profoundly in love with the idea of becoming a physician, and that I would have the opportunity to serve the community while also pursuing my passion for science,” he said.

 

After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez with a biology degree, he was ready for medical school. He visited six different Caribbean medical schools, but UMHS in St. Kitts stood out from the others.


UMHS provided a personal approach that others had not. He was especially impressed by the “attention and availability” of the admissions officers. Whether via a phone call, an email or convenient online information webinars, UMHS offered him all the information he needed to learn about what was required to attend medical school. He was especially interested in UMHS because he could return to Puerto Rico for his clinical program. This was a big plus for him since his wife and kids are in Puerto Rico.

 

He is one of many UMHS graduates who have returned to Puerto Rico (where he will complete his residency). He is now in a positon to help bring desperately needed medical care to the island after Hurricane Maria.

 

Read more about Dr. Gonzalez Sanabia’s journey to becoming an M.D. in the UMHS Endeavour.

 

“UMHS PUTS STUDENTS FIRST AND ARE DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS. PROFESSORS ARE VERY APPROACHABLE AND EAGER TO TEACH. BASIC SCIENCES ARE VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND PREPARE YOU WELL FOR USMLE STEP 1. FROM THE FIRST DAY, THE PROFESSOR STEERS YOU TOWARDS UNLOCKING YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL. THIS WAS KEY TO OBTAINING MY DESIRED SCORES AND EVENTUALLY BEING COMPETITIVE ENOUGH FOR THE MATCH.”

 

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