Karina Romo



Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

So many reasons. The UMN is a high quality medical institution, in one of the best and most diverse cities in the Midwest. I felt so welcomed during my interview day, and even more on Second Look. When it came to choosing, I was torn between staying close to home, or going out-of- state. In the end, I vibed with the Twin-Cities- life and was eager to experience what it is like to live somewhere different. Now as student, I continue to feel welcomed, supported, and grateful to be here.

Year of Study


Research experience

Undergraduate research on Vascular Risk and Cognitive Aging with Dr. Melissa Lamar.
Medical Interests: 
Immigrant Health, Health Equity, Urban Health

Community Involvement

Latino Medical Student Association—Chapter President. Student National Medical Association, Annual Health Fair—Publicity Committee Lead.

Undergraduate institution:

University of Illinois at Chicago


Latina (Mexicana)



Home region:

Elgin, Illinois


cooking, latin dancing, martial arts, pole vaulting, hunting for public murals in new cities
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