Highlighting the Heroes: UCLA Grad Up for $25K Award

Our H.E.R.O. Award -Honoring Excellent Resident Observations – was launched to highlight the personal sacrifices and educational commitment during a medical resident’s professional adult life.  We realize, considering the fast moving changes in healthcare,  how courageous medical residents are to embark upon a career in medicine with such an uncertain future.  This award is our way of recognizing that courage.

We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our nominees individually:

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Arezou Yaghoubian

UCLA – Woodlandhills, CA
Arezou graduated the top of her medical school class with AOA distinction at UCLA. She is extremely hardworking and excelled in all of her studies. Arezou also did a remarkable amount of clinical research and helped write a book of review questions for the general surgery boards. Arezou is extremely detail oriented and a perfectionist, making plastic surgery a perfect fit for her skills. She is an extremely talented surgeon as well as clinician and will make great contributions in her field in the future. Arezou is the daughter of a family of physicians. As a young girl, she was exposed to the field of medicine by accompanying her dad to his clinic. Unfortunately, Arezou’s grandmother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and passed away in a year. This experience solidified her desire to become a physician and motivated her to continue to work at her goal of entering medicine. Arezou thrives helping others especially those less fortunate. She always puts the need of others ahead of her self and is an outstanding example of a young physician. Arezou has worked very hard to achieve her goals of becoming first a general surgeon and now a plastic surgeon. She has sacrificed many family functions and time with family and friends in order to excel in medical school and get herself to where she wanted to be. Vote for Arezou here. If you know a resident that deserves to be recognized, please nominate your candidate here.