Keck School of Medicine at USC
Hey Everyone! My name is Kenneth Calero and I am a Second-Year medical student at Keck School of Medicine of USC. I grew up in La Puente, California and graduated from California State University-Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). During my gap between undergrad and medical school I found joy in advising students about how to become a better applicant for medical school. I also continued my volunteer work in the hospital as well as being a health scholar in Santa Ana. As a health scholar, I was able to participate in a project that combined several interests: Fitness, health education, and serving underserved communities. Essentially, I helped organize small lectures that taught about proper food intake, health benefits of regular exercise, and low-cost healthy food options. I also participated in local health fairs to improve health outreach to different areas within Santa Ana.
During College, I was heavily involved in several organizations whose main focus was to serve others, primarily underserved communities. One of my best experiences was serving as a Peer mentor and tutor for middle to high school students from South Los Angeles to Lynwood. I enjoyed giving my time because it reminded me so much of the struggles I had to go through in navigating through school and this allowed me to teach/mentor using my own experiences.
My favorite hobbies would be playing basketball, working out, going out, and anything related to the beach. I am in the process of learning how to surf so hopefully that becomes a new favorite hobby (if I get good enough).
I’m excited to join the team and I’m looking forward in helping you in any way I can!