UCI doctor-to-be coming full circle from birth to graduation – Orange County Register

On Feb. 10, 1990, Dr. Manuel Porto delivered Brianna Miner, the first of quadruplet siblings born that night at UC Irvine Medical Center.

On Saturday, June 3, Porto will again send Miner out into the world, this time as a doctor graduating from UCI’s School of Medicine.

Miner weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces at birth, and spent three weeks in the Orange hospital. Later this month, she’ll head to a Chicago-area hospital for her three-year residency training in emergency medicine.

Miner, 27, asked Porto to bestow the ceremonial green hood over her head during commencement.

“It’s a great honor and privilege for me,” said Porto, a specialist in high-risk births and a senior associate dean. “The only thing is I couldn’t talk her into obstetrics and gynecology.”

Miner is one of 100 medical school students graduating Saturday, 58 of them women. Their specialties will take them into fields ranging from…

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