Hugo Torres, M.D.

Hugo Torres, M.D., is an intern in the Cambridge Health Alliance Internal Medicine Residency Program. Originally from Los Angeles, he completed medical school at UCSF and an MPH at Harvard. He is passionate about improving primary care delivery and chronic disease care in low-resource settings.

Family Medicine or Internal Medicine: One Resident’s Choice

My third year of medical school cemented the passion for primary care I developed as a volunteer in a clinic for undocumented immigrants in San Francisco. Relationship building, continuity of care, and seeing the impact a primary care physician can have on a patient’s health all ignited my passion more than any angioplasty or neurosurgery ever could. But one question continued to nag me as I filled in the bubbles of my electronic residency application form and formulated my personal statement: family medicine or internal medicine?