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Laura Zavala, M.D.

Laura Zavala, M.D. Class of 2021


Long Beach, CA



Medical School:

University of Minnesota Medical School

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family as well as trying to be a good auntie. I love to cook, bake, and love to try new recipes. I like to exercise and read. I enjoy watching Netflix with my significant other. 

Why UC Irvine: UC Irvine was the perfect match for me. Their mission to provide quality healthcare that is culturally competent and serving those with the greatest needs & less access to care is something I want to be a part of. The faculty, residents, and staff make UCI a great place. Ultimately, the academic-community hybrid program, reputation, and patient population easily made UCI my number 1 choice. The PRIME-LC Program was also a huge plus.

Interesting Fact: I used to live in Mexico when I was a kid. My grandpa had cows, goats, and chickens.  I once tried to sneak in to milk a cow by myself.

Medical Interests: I am interested in working with the underserved, particularly the Latino community. I also enjoy geriatrics and community medicine.

Future Plans:  I am still not sure what I would like to do. I have thought of pursuing a fellowship in geriatrics or community medicine. However, I have also thought of seeking a faculty position so that I can continue to work with students and residents.