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Danny Estupinan

Danny Estupinan

CLASS OF 2011

For Danny Estupinan, the dream to become a physician all started with a high school anatomy class… and a TV show.

“I saw this show on the Discovery Health channel called “Hopkins 24/7,’” Danny says. “It was this show basically about first-year interns and what they went through. It was just that intensity, and although they made so many sacrifices, it was such a fulfilling career for them.”

After that, Danny planned his life around gaining admission to medical school and becoming a doctor. The Miami native earned his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, while volunteering at hospitals and working with underserved Latino patients in the Baltimore area.

One thing about the University of Florida is you really become part of The Gator Nation from Day One.

After earning a master’s degree at Barry University, Danny began his medical education at the University of Florida in 2007. He will graduate in 2011 and plans to specialize in neurology, a field he has been passionate about since high school.

“One thing about the University of Florida is you really become part of The Gator Nation from Day One,” he says. “I definitely know I made the right choice in terms of where to go. I couldn’t think of a more supportive environment.