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Raul Ruiz
Raul Ruiz

Raul Ruiz

Eisenhower Medical Center

Palm Desert, CA USA

"No one gives us the answers-the answers are within us. Those answers lie within the drive, motivation, and fire that we all have."

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Day In The Life

Emergency Physician

I'm a physician dedicated to bringing better public health access to underserved communities in my hometown.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Clinical/Medical Social Work

    University of California-Los Angeles

  • Graduate Degree

    Public Health, General

    Harvard University

  • Graduate Degree

    Public Health, General

    Harvard University

  • Doctorate

    Clinical/Medical Social Work

    Harvard University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    The son of farmworkers from an impoverished community, he grew up dreaming he'd one day make a difference in his community.

  • 2.

    Even though his parents hadn't graduated from high school, he knew he had to go to college; says "education is the antidote for poverty."

  • 3.

    His father couldn't afford to pay for his tuition, so he put on the only suit that he owned and went door-to-door looking for donations.

  • 4.

    The community really responded to his promise to return home and start giving back after college, so they funded his schooling.

  • 5.

    While he was in his pre-med program at UCLA, his counselor told him he should apply to Harvard Medical School; he'd never heard of it.

  • 6.

    He moved across the country, and transitioned from the Palm Desert heat he'd grown up with, to Boston's harsh winters.

  • 7.

    When he came back home to Palm Desert, he had three graduate degrees from Harvard; he'd kept his promise to his community.

  • 8.

    Says his personal definition of success is dedicating his life to making the world a little better.