Author: Boyoung Ahn

Boyoung Ahn (4 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Bo is a third year medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH class of 2024. In 2018, Bo graduated from Dartmouth with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, then pursued a Master's in global health at UCSF. Bo enjoys running, hiking and volunteering in her free time. Bo would like to pursue a career in internal medicine with special interest in geriatrics and palliative care.




Self-Reflection: Defining Resilience in the Elderly

With a growing interest in geriatrics, I began to wonder what resilience looks like for elderly patients, who unlike children, present their life trajectories to physicians much later. This is perhaps challenging and even uncomfortable to discuss for those who perceive resilience as a long-term goal — overcoming significant barriers in order to improve over time. Resilience may not seem as relevant for elderly patients who may be nearing the end of their lives. 

Boyoung Ahn (4 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Bo is a third year medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH class of 2024. In 2018, Bo graduated from Dartmouth with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, then pursued a Master's in global health at UCSF. Bo enjoys running, hiking and volunteering in her free time. Bo would like to pursue a career in internal medicine with special interest in geriatrics and palliative care.