Daniel Ortega

Daniel Ortega wanted to become a physician since middle school when his brother ended up in the emergency department, but he kept his dream a secret for years because it seemed out of reach.

Seeing the power doctors had to make a difference when his family received a middle of the night phone call became a transformative moment that inspired him to want to join the small number of Hispanic men entering medicine.

“My mom picked up the phone. She did not speak any English. She panicked and thought my brother had died,” Ortega said.

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