Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School
I love living in Minneapolis. There is so much to do here, both indoors and outdoors! Also, the city offers a welcoming environment, which is something I really appreciate. The U of M Medical School offers excellent clinical rotation options, which was something I found very valuable, as well. Additionally, I love living close to my family and being able to stay connected to them despite my busy school schedule.
Year of Study
Currently, I work with a pediatric oncologist, Dr. Karim Sadak, on a clinical project investigating good indicators of successful transitioning of cancer survivorship care from the pediatric to adult setting. As an undergraduate, I worked on an eye development staging and molecular genetics project in the model organism Daphnia magna. I also participated in a Biomedical Ethics research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in which I wrote a case study and worked closely with the ethics consultation service.
Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology
Volunteer and associate board member at Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, co-president of Pediatric Interest Group, treasurer of Wellbeing Committee, philanthropy co-chair of Women in Medicine, recruitment co-chair of ExPECT, MS1 Tutor, volunteer in Human Body Exhibit at Science Museum of Minnesota, member of Internal Medicine Interest Group, medical school Revisit Day committee member
Running, baking, flute playing