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Aaron Lai, D.O.

Aaron Lai, D.O. Class of 2026


Lakewood, California


University of California, Riverside

Medical School:

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Why UCI? 

Having done many of my medical school rotations in an underserved area at an FQHC, UCI was a natural fit for me, with its clinic, connection to abundant resources, and patient population. Additionally, I wanted to serve closer to home, and I felt that UCI, as an acclaimed academic institution, would be an excellent place to train and hone my skills. The faculty and co-residents are also incredibly supportive, and I can think of few better places to start my career as a doctor.

Medical Interests: 

Community medicine, access in medicine, preventative care, education


Photography, cooking, learning languages

Fun Facts: 

I used to be a newspaper photographer back in college, and I still print photos!

Future Plans: 

Working in Southern California in an underserved area in an outpatient setting, possibly at an FQHC. Interested in teaching.