Britlyn Orgill

Speciality: 
Anesthesia
Location: 
Boston, MA
Undergrad University: 
Brigham Young University
Undergrad Major: 
Biology
Medical School: 
Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: 
Harvard Medical School
Email: 
Britlyn@mormonwomeninmedicine.org

Why did you chose medicine?

I realized that I enjoyed science and was inspired by many family members who chose the medical field. I wanted to alleviate pain and suffering through compassion and furthering medical care and treatments.

 

What has been the most rewarding part of your medical career?

So far, as a medical student, it has been being there with patients during the stressful times; i.e. with a patient before undergoing a procedure or with a family after their loved one has been admitted to the intensive care unit.

What advice would you give to prospective doctors and/or students?

Make connections! Talk to as many people as you can who have been through the process. Medicine is a hard road, and hardest at the beginning. Everyone I have talked to has been extremely eager to help me succeed.

What has been your biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge has been not having direct LDS female role-models. I am constantly defying stereotypes, but this has also been a great opportunity and chance for me to make decisions that can ultimately help those in the next generation of doctors.