By Wendy Sarubbi | January 21, 2011 1:53 pm

Dr. Jose Borrero, assistant professor of Surgery at the UCF College of Medicine, received multiple honors recently for his skills as a surgeon, his leadership in the Hispanic medical community and his mentorship of young physicians.

“I want students to understand that everything they are is the product of their effort,” Dr. Borrero said. “There is no limit to effort and effort is free.”

In December, the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine honored distinguished surgeons from that country, including Dr. Borrero. The medical school conducted video interviews of the honorees that are now housed in the History of Medicine in Puerto Rico section of the Medical Sciences Library.

At its last meeting of 2010, the Florida Hospital department of Surgery honored retired physicians it considers “Legends in Surgery.” This was the third year Dr. Borrero was invited to the event as a legend.

Dr. Borrero also received the first Lifetime Achievement Award at the TBC Modeling Competition for his outstanding contributions to the community. “His professional accomplishments along with his outstanding personal success while helping others make him our first Model of Models,” the group said.

Dr. Borrero jokingly said he is not a regular at fashion shows. “This was my first one,” he laughed. “I just went to avoid a domestic quarrel.”

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