Dr. Alejandro Bocanegra, a second-year resident in the Family Medicine residency program at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, has been named 2017 Resident of the Year by the National Hispanic Medical Association.

The award is given to medical residents “who have made a significant contribution to Hispanic health,” according to the association.

Bocanegra is expected to receive his award on May 6 at the association’s conference in Maryland. He said he is looking forward to attending the conference.