Christopher Robin Briones, M.D.
I want to apply Emergency Medicine towards capacity building interventions at the community level given my background in Public Health and Global Poverty. I am invested in pursuing Global Health to achieve this goal, but my EMS background makes me also interested in learning how to develop EMS systems in novel regions. For fun, I like to dance (Swing, Latin, electronic), read and write poetry, and mix cocktails!
Why did you choose UCLA for Residency?
Where else do you get the perfect balance of chill yet exciting people, diverse training opportunities, and the confluence of major metropolitan landscapes with breathtaking coastlines and forests?
What is your favorite place to visit/thing(s) to do in/memory from living in LA? If you have never lived here before, what are you most excited about?
Riding along the PCH just hits, ya know?
What do you do in your free time? What hobbies do you have?
Sunset bonfires, camping, long boarding at the beach, rooftop bars, dancing.
What are your areas of interest within EM or future career plans?
Global health, community-level interventions, tropical medicine, disaster preparedness and response.
Is there any other information you'd like to share with EM applicants?
Take the time to form your mission and vision early on, and use them to tell a cohesive story.
Are there any projects or outside extracurricular you are working on?
Trying to shed the quarantine-fifteen.
What is your go-to song to get pumped up on shift?
In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix) or Feel Free (RL Grime).
Where would we find you if not in the department (ie. couch, beach, wilderness, climbing, etc.)?
Looking for food somewhere.
Next vacation stop?
What is your spirit animal?