Jaymes Lonzanida '11
Desert Care Network - Palm Springs, California/Resident Emergency Medicine Physician
Jaymes Lonzanida graduated from PCHS in 2011. Jaymes eventually went to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and is now a Emergency Medicine resident in California.
What type of training/education is appropriate for this position?
The road to a doctor involves an undergraduate degree as well as medical school training. I personally attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and earned a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology before enrolling at the John A Burns School of Medicine.
What is one piece of advice you would give to current high school students?
In a few years you're about to be an adult. The world doesn't wait for your maturity. Strive to be your best you and you'll go far.
What is one thing you wished you knew about your career while you were still in high school?
High school is an important transition point in your life. Focus on yourself rather than what other people are doing. Keep your goals in mind and make your family proud.
I didn't have a mentor pursuing a career in medicine so if you're interested in the medical career, I'm happy to give you advice or steer you towards resources in your desired medical profession.