Downey resident earns medical degree

DOWNEY - Andrew Robinson, of Downey, has graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.Robinson, a 1997 graduate of St. John Bosco High School, received a medical degree and was commissioned to the rank of captain, with a minimum seven-year active duty service commitment. He is assigned to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and will serve as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service. Uniformed Services University is a tuition-free institution which manages a graduate nursing school, a graduate school with doctor of philosophy and master's degree programs, and a medical school that prepares men and women for careers as physicians in the Army, Navy or Air Force. The medical school curriculum includes a concentration of preventive medicine, primary care, military medicine and emergency medicine. Robinson, a physician, received a bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach in 2003 and earned his master's degree in 2005 from Loyola University. He is the son of Lorraine Robinson, of Downey, and Charles Robinson, of Bellflower. His wife, Araceli, is the daughter of Carlos and Estela Santana of Downey.

********** Published: July 31, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 15