LOS ANGELES, CA. (KABC) — The University of California, Los Angeles has won the Nation’s Top Public University and Veteran’s Award six times.
It is an honor for the Veterans Resource Center, which provides services to veterans interested in coming to the university as well as former students and alumni.
“As director of the Veterans Resource Center and our Veterans Services, I am extremely proud of this ranking and believe it shows how much UCLA supports the veteran community,” said Dr. Emily Ives, director of the Veterans Resource Center at UCLA.
The school’s resource center also offers services to veterans in the community.
Nam Yong Cho, a medical student at UCLA, wanted to support his family with tuition. He said that growing up he thought serving in the military was very noble.
After working as a combat medic, he returned to UCLA as a medical student and even started a support group for veterans in medical school.
“I also thought it would be a great collaboration with the Veterans Resource Center with Dr. Emily Ives to provide pre-health veteran mentorships by connecting pre-health veterans from the UCLA with veteran medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine,” Cho said.
The school’s Veteran Resource Center helps students connect with other military-affiliated students to learn about all the benefits they can access.
Cho says the Veterans Resource Center helped him apply for scholarships.
After graduating, he hopes to get more residency training in acute critical care surgery.
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