|I’ve always wanted to be a doctor since I was younger, but due to some extenuating circumstances, I didn’t always have access to necessary healthcare. I had always felt overwhelmed and intimidated by the idea of becoming a physician, due to the limited exposure that I’d personally had to healthcare. However, since shadowing for Dr. Shaw, (a urologist) I have gained a greater confidence in myself and my abilities. He allowed me to actively participate in assisting him in over ten vasectomies in one day, having faith in my abilities and patiently teaching me about the procedure until I was completely comfortable. He showed a kindness towards me that I had never experienced from a physician before, going above and beyond any of my expectations- he even offered me a job at his practice! HCMP allowed me to meet Dr. Shaw, as well as form many other valuable connections with physicians who have played a significant role in solidifying my desire to become a physician myself.
I love to cook for my friends, especially Korean food! I also enjoy going skiing during winter and spring breaks, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and trying new ice cream flavors.