Reflections Hear what Slotnick Fellows Have to Say

Bo Espinosa Setchko, MD, MPP

Resident, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Fellow, 2011

The Slotnick Fellowship continues to represent a highlight of my medical education thus far. As someone dedicated to social justice and to serving vulnerable populations in medicine, I couldn’t have asked for a more fitting opportunity following my first year of medical school. I had no doubt that my experiences at The Saban Free Clinic would challenge me to learn and grow as a future clinician and leader in the health care community, but the experience was that and so much more. I could never have anticipated that the Fellowship would introduce me to so many incredible friends and mentors at the Clinic, from health care providers to staff members to patients. After reading Jim’s manuscript, I can’t help but think that I gained a friend in Jim through his writing, too. Wherever this path takes me, Jim’s legacy will always be close to my heart. I hope many more medical students will have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps the way I was so humbled to do so.