Maurine Cobabe

Speciality: 
Family Medicine
Location: 
Tacoma, WA
Undergrad University: 
Brigham Young University
Undergrad Major: 
Biochemistry
Medical School: 
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Residency: 
Tacoma Family Medicine
Email: 
maurine@mormonwomeninmedicine.org

Why did you chose medicine?

I love science - especially learning about the human body - and I love talking to people.  

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

Seeing burdens lifted. It's not always achievable, but I find it really rewarding when someone leaves my office or the hospital and I can see that their step is a little lighter. 

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

Find what you are passionate about, pray for confirmation, and then go for it. And if, some day, you can't find any part of that passion any more, pray again.

What has been your biggest challenge?

Balancing medical training with being the Mormon woman I want myself to be. It turns out I can't do everything. I have had to decide what expectations do and do not matter to me. What does Heavenly Father really want me to do, and what is just stereotypes and social norms?

Anything else we should know?

I love the community we are building here, and would love to get to know more of you one on one!