2022–2023 NHLCC Scholar: Jose Antonio Ibarra Rodriguez
Jose Antonio Ibarra Rodriguez
Rush Medical College
3rd Year Medical Student
José was born in Durango, México, grew up in Rio Grande City, TX, and is now a second year DACA medical student at Rush Medical College. José’s Latino and immigrant identity have shaped his worldview and is his drive behind the need to lead change for the Hispanic community that has been left behind in countless ways. Grounding himself in his upbringing, experiences, and values, he is determined to provide quality and compassionate healthcare in Spanish and English for anyone, regardless of socioeconomic or immigration status. Aside from the role he plans to undertake as a community leader and future physician, he will continue to be involved in scholarly research to advance and improve healthcare delivery for Spanish-speaking populations.