Name: Himal Purani, She/Her/Hers, MS4
What aspects of the curriculum at University of Minnesota Medical School are your favorite?
During the first two years, I loved the group work that Pathology & Anatomy courses entailed. This allowed me to not only learn the content well but through this process, I met some amazing peers and built lifelong friendships/connections. I also enjoyed the continuous thread of Becoming a Doctor Intersession weeks in the clinical years--so many of those sessions have content that is applicable in day-to-day life inside and outside of medicine.
What are your favorite things to do in Minnesota/Twin Cities area?
Some of my favorite things to do in Minnesota/Twin Cities area include spending a lot of time around Lake Bde Maka Ska in the summer with my hammock up and just soaking up the sun, playing tennis, checking out the plethora of eateries around uptown and Minneapolis, and spending time with family & friends.
What are three adjectives you would use to describe your classmates?
Caring, sociable, and collegial
What is one of your future goals as a physician?
One future goal I have as a physician is to try to learn one fun fact/one thing outside of medicine about every patient I encounter in a means to get to know them as a person first and then a patient.