Guadalupe Duran, MD
He knew that he wanted to become a doctor. So he set himself on the path. While working in an emergency room as an undergraduate, ER doctors would tell him about how immersive and hands-on the education was at the UAG School of Medicine. When it came time to decide between UAG and the U.S. medical school that he was also accepted to, he chose UAG. Good choice. He came back to the U.S. ready to be tested—ready for anything. Comprehensively trained to use medical technology when it’s available and practical methods and instincts when it isn’t. He came back confident. Meticulously prepared—and it showed. LSU Medical Center swept him up right away. They had 1,100 applicants for eight open positions—and they chose him. Today Dr. Duran is one of the Chief Residents at the Department of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport.