Frequently Asked Questions: 

I loved the diversity of clinical experiences within the specialty, the combination of medical, surgical, and primary care, but it was the intimacy of the physician-patient relationship that initially attracted me to the field. I soon realized the ability to support patients through both the best and worst moments of their lives, empower women at every age and stage, and be an advocate for women both in and outside of the hospital, made OBGYN the perfect field for me

What’s your favorite quote? 
THIS is tough, I have so many. 
"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"
"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession.." -HRC

What’s one course you struggled with in medical school? A
Anatomy was tough and to top it off I hated the anatomy lab, it definitely took a great deal of time and dedication. There was so much information and times when I felt like it would never click, but luckily it finally did just in the nick of time. 

What do you do in your free time?  
Traveling, Exploring the Bay Area, Spending time with dog 

How do you study (productively)? 
Small group or independently, I'm a visual learner so I prefer to read and watch videos but of course I've had to incorporate a ton of questions. I also found making flow charts and concept maps super helpful for some of the more complex topics. If you let me, I'll make a flow chart for everything! lol

How did you stay motivated in medical school? 
I stayed motivated by serving others whether it was through a community health fair, working at our student run homeless clinics, or on a rotation. Interacting with patients and knowing I made a difference whether it was through explaining their pathology, explaining the mechanism of action of a medication, or just listening to them, rejuvenated and inspired me. 

What are your best tips for future medical students? 
Stay encouraged. Figure out how you study best early on. Run your own race. You deserve to be here. Stay encouraged. Take care of yourself. Make time for your family and friends. Do not isolate yourself. If you need help, ask. Stay encouraged. 

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