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New episode of Cuéntame, featuring Juan Cerezo. Image: AL DÍA News
New episode of Cuéntame, featuring Juan Cerezo. Image: AL DÍA News

Cuéntame Episode 9: A doctor in the making

The story of how a young Colombian got into medical school after not having plans to attend college. 

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Cuéntame is an AL DÍA Podcasts series that features the exceptional stories of U.S. Latinos narrated by the protagonist.

This episode of Cuéntame features the story of Temple University Medical Student, Juan Cerezo, and his journey to become a future doctor. 

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Cerezo was born in Cali, Colombia and lived there until he was 7 years old. His family moved to Cliffside Park in New Jersey and he recalls having difficulty adapting to the English language. Cerezo never considered a college degree until he visited Rutgers University and instantly fell in love with the school. After pursuing his degree from the university’s school of science, he was advised to continue into medical school. Finding the right mentorship and with encouragement, he was admitted into 8 different medical schools. Listen as he recounts how he chose Philadelphia to continue his medical studies. 

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