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Vincente Lam, M.D.

Vincente Lam, M.D. Class of 2021


San Diego, CA


UC Riverside

Medical School:

UC Riverside School of Medicine

Hobbies: When I have time for myself, I enjoy spending it outdoors! I love hiking, camping, surfing, snowboarding, photography and videography. I'm also passionate about music, playing piano and singing. Occasionally, you may see me breakdancing on the dance floor. 

Why UCI: Diversity! Diversity of the community. Diversity of the patient population. Diversity of the rotational experience. I believe that this diversity allows for a strong foundation we can build on to provide culturally appropriate care to our patients. I also loved the balance this program has between community and academic medicine which I find very unique. I also really enjoyed the people I talked to while here and thought I'd fit right in. Lastly, I am in southern California and close to family and friends, which is a huge plus for my overall wellbeing. 

Interesting Fact: I got 4th place in a chess tournament in 5th grade. 

Medical interests: Growing up in an impoverished, immigrant neighborhood in San Diego, I developed a passion early on for working with underserved communities. I took those interests with me throughout my time in medical school, managing free clinics and educational projects for the communities of the Inland Empire. Recently, I found interests in global health from my time working in remote regions of Vietnam. I hope to continue these passions as a resident at UC Irvine. 

Future Plans: I hope to stay in the local area to continue serving our diverse population. Additionally, I hope to practice a hybrid of both inpatient and outpatient medicine.