Jason Hudgins is a local to the Central Florida area. After attending Lyman High School in Longwood, FL, he became a manager at Steak n’ Shake while going to business classes at Seminole Community College. He learned that strictly taking care of money was not fulfilling and decided that taking care of people would be much better. He was then accepted to the Radiology program at the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, now Advent Health University. While working alongside physicians, he realized that the only thing coming between him and becoming a physician himself was time and school. Jason was then accepted to the Lake Erie Collage of Osteopathic Medicine while working as a per-diem X-ray technologist at Advent Health Apopka. Keeping X-ray hours at the hospital while attending medical school was demanding, but rewarding due to the experience gained and the tremendous moral support that was offered by co-workers. Jason also helped found the Center for Population Health Research at Advent Health University with Dr. Russ Butler and will continue to use geographic information systems to increase the overall health for as many people as possible. Over the past six years Jason has been volunteering at Shepard’s Hope, a free clinic in Orlando, and has no plans to stop. Jason is the first doctor in his extended family but will be quickly followed by his big brother, Adam, as he gets a Ph. D in genetics next year. Spencer, his younger brother, just turned 15-years old and, along with his big brother, is one of Jason’s favorite people in the world. He enjoys spending time in the Florida sunshine while biking, kayaking, swimming, and gardening.