Jeffrey Tomoya Fujimoto (center) receives the 2014 Japanese American Medical Association Scholarship on March 23 at the California Country Club. He is joined by members of the scholarship committee. Fujimoto attends UCLA Medical School as a first-year student. He enjoys working with the UCLA mobile clinic for the underserved, mentoring undergraduate and high school students through the Partnership for Progress program.
Fujimoto competed in judo as a member of the USA National Team from 2008 to 2011. He hopes to become a team physician to USA Judo in the future. Michael Hurley, a second-year medical student at Stanford University, who was unable to attend, also received a JAMA scholarship. JAMA was established in 1947 and is the oldest Japanese American professional group in Southern California.
Photo by GWEN MURANAKA/Rafu Shimpo