A Chicago native, Dr. Martinez received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. He worked for three years as a medical underwriter for an insurance company before entering medical school. Born to Mexican parents and fluent in Spanish, Dr. Martinez took advantage of an opportunity to begin medical school at UAG School of Medicine in Mexico. After two years, he transferred to Ross University School of Medicine so that he could complete his clinical rotations in the United States. He completed his residency training at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Illinois. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center is a 128-bed, not-for-profit, regional hospital centrally located in East Central Illinois' Coles County, and is the recipient of the 2011 Illinois Performance Excellence Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence, the highest performance honors in the state.

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2022-2023, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 98% first-time residency attainment rate* thus far. Located on the island of Barbados and with a network of more than 15,000 alumni, RUSM is one of the largest providers of doctors for the U.S. healthcare system. RUSM graduates practice in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.