Kyle Smith is a medical student at the University of California Irvine. As a board member for the California Medical Association Foundation (CMAF), Kyle also helps oversee the Medical Student Community Leadership Grant Committee.
As a part of the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) at UC Irvine, Kyle is pursuing a combined MD/MBA degree to allow him to advocate for his patients and the underserved communities of California in the future. Kyle served as former Clinic President of his school’s chapter of the Flying Samaritans, organizing a free student-run clinic once a month near Tijuana, Mexico. Kyle served two years on the Medical Student Community Leadership Grand Committee. He also served as a delegate to both the CMA and AMA Student Section, in addition to being the medical student liaison to the Orange County Medical Association.
Kyle served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Phoenix Arizona Spanish-speaking mission. Afterwards Kyle became actively involved with serving the Latino community while an undergrad at Brigham Young University. His community work included running a local free clinic, directing a childhood literacy program for immigrant families and serving as a medical interpreter at local area hospitals. Kyle earned a degree in Molecular Biology and has several publications in micro & molecular biology as well as genomics.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 month old daughter Stella especially taking them to Disneyland. Once Kyle completes medical school in 2017 he plans on entering into a Family Medicine Residency here in California.