Efrain Talamantes, M.D.

EfrainTalamantesDr. Efrain Talamantes is an Internal Medicine physician who completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles in psychobiology. Dr. Talamantes received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and obtained a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on organization and management at the Emory University Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta, Georgia. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California where he participated in the Transforming Education and Community Health (TEACH) program, a primary care training program for residents interested in caring for the medically underserved. Dr. Talamantes is the co-founder of www.MiMentor.org, a national online mentoring community for aspiring healthcare professionals, and is involved in various mentoring initiatives throughout the country to enhance leadership and diversity in the healthcare workforce. Dr. Talamantes completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA & Veterans Affairs with a master’s in health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, while learning community-based participatory research principles and conducting research to improve diversity in the healthcare workforce and increasing health insurance coverage access. Dr. Talamantes received the 2014 Society of General Internal Medicine Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Member Scientific Presentation Award on “Community College Pathways: Improving the U.S. Physician Workforce.”