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.