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Jacob Benna

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Jacob was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and then attended UCLA where he completed a degree in Physiologic Sciences in 2020. During undergrad, he worked as a Student Athletic Trainer for the UCLA Sports Medicine Internship Program and developed and managed a peer-peer premed mentoring program. Following graduation, he spent his gap year working as a medical scribe in the Renown Regional Medical Center ED. Jacob continued following his passion for medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine where he is a current MS2. Jacob believes that his research experience will allow him to better treat his patients in the future by improving his critical thinking and reasoning skills. Outside of school, he enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, playing with his dog, and golfing.

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