Program: Northern Medical Program
When I was six, I lived with my grandfather in a small town of rural China. My grandfather was the doctor of the village, who never went to a formal medical school. He trained through an apprenticeship program. I remember having patients come and receive treatment at our home because they couldn’t afford the hospital. My grandfather would not ask for any payment. Over weekends, he would take me on a bike and ride to country side farms to cast people’s broken legs. It was his generosity and dedication to the community that motivated me to pursue family medicine.
My favourite moment was the time when the class decided to have a bonfire together. I loved the fire and the quality bonding time.
Books are great, but continue to connect with the community and the world. Seek out ways to get involved and advocate. These are valuable experiences that should not be postponed until grad.
Family medicine residency in Vancouver. I will continue to study hard and live up to the Northern Medical Program standard.