Highlighting the Heroes: UMass Med School Grad up for $25K H.E.R.O. Award

The Right Fit Medelita

Erik Domingues,MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA – Worcester, MA
Dr. Domingues graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2010.  From day one he was a hard worker who persisted in doing his best so that he could take the best care of his patients. He served as a student volunteer coordinator at a local free clinic that helped provide care for refugees and other Portuguese speaking patients and used his knowledge of the Portuguese language and culture to prevent mis-communication from becoming a barrier in taking care of his patients. Dr. Domingues was the first person in his family to attend college and ultimately, medical school. His parents immigrated from Portugal and worked in factories to help support the family and Erik made the most of his opportunity to become a physician; he turned his family’s struggle into his own success. Erik's versatility complements his specialty, Dermatology, given his interests in medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgical, laser, and cosmetic dermatology. At the age of 18 Erik began shadowing and working with Dermatologists to gain exposure to his specialty. Although he entered medical school with an open mind and enjoyed every branch of medicine, Dermatology remained his passion. Attending UMass Medical School, Erik knew that the Dermatology residency program there was the right fit for him. The excellent support, clinical experience, and faculty have helped Dr. Domingues achieve his goals of becoming a Dermatologist. Vote for Erik here. If you know a resident that deserves to be recognized, please nominate your candidate  here.