Sally Jeon

Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

"I'm a daughter of Korean immigrants, a hopeful community member, a life-long learner, among many things! For me, a future of practicing medicine means listening to, believing in, and advocating for my patients, especially in underserved communities. It is the way that I will fight for healthcare as a right, not a privilege. When I'm not studying, I spend a lot of my time volunteering but otherwise enjoy biking/pilates/yoga, cooking/eating because food = love, and making music/art." I had a lot of fun on my interview day! I was particularly drawn to how much diversity, equity, and inclusion was highlighted throughout the presentation and interview questions. Beyond general questions, I'm happy to answer questions about: Out-of-state, non-traditional candidate, leadership and advocacy, medical education, BIPOC, gender

Year of Study


Medical interests

Health equity, community health, undecided specialty (peds?)

Community Involvement

UMN Twin Cities Med Student Council Diversity Officer, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic Community Health Worker, The Ladder (virtual mentorship program development), UMN Medical Education Reform Student Coalition

Undergraduate institution:

UC Berkeley

Home region:

Green Bay, WI / Berkeley, CA
Sally Jeon