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Veronica N. Palomino, MD, MPH

Dr. Veronica Nicole Palomino is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Palomino is board certified in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, with a focus in Underserved and Community Medicine.

Dr. Palomino practices primary care in a Federally Qualified Health Center, where she maintains a continuity panel of patients, precepts medical students, and holds a joint appointment as Family Medicine Residency Program Faculty. Additionally, Dr. Palomino has been instructor and co-instructor for multiple undergraduate courses at the University of California, San Diego within the Sixth College and the Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She mentors and hosts many undergraduate students at the Linda Vista Health Fair, where she is Health Fair Director. Dr. Palomino was previously core faculty for the UCSD School of Medicine, Student-Run Free Clinic.

Dr. Palomino earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She subsequently completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She earned her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from San Diego State University while completing her Preventive Medicine Residency at the University of California, San Diego. Most recently, Dr. Palomino completed an Underserved Medicine Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

As a minority female physician/public health practitioner/professor from a disadvantaged background Dr. Palomino is uniquely qualified to support the vision, mission and goals of Latinas In Medicine, Inc. In addition to sharing a similar background with our students, she has experience in teaching, mentoring and counseling students in various settings. She’s had the opportunity to work with students in community college, undergraduate universities, graduate universities, and professional schools in the biomedical sciences. Her teaching experience has been in both a formal classroom setting and as a practicum preceptor. She has the advantage of recently completing training and can, therefore, better guide students who may have difficulty navigating the often-complex process of entry, matriculation, and graduation from an institute of higher education. Her goal is to inspire and support young Latinas to pursue doctoral degrees in medicine, in order to create a diverse workforce that is better equipped to work with the growing Latino population.