Tag: medical student lifestyle

Joyce Zhang Joyce Zhang (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Drexel University College of Medicine


Joyce is a fourth-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA Class of 2021. She is completing the final years of the Accelerated BS/MD Program there. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, dancing, baking, and eating. After graduating medical school, Joyce is excited to pursue a career in Internal Medicine, and eventually Gastroenterology.




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Creating Community: A Conversation with Megha Patel, the first Multicultural Coordinator at CMED

After our conversation, I’ve been thinking a lot about creating community. As students of color, especially in areas with low diversity, we create our communities of allies with other students of color or students who are open-minded and willing to learn. For students who come from places with established diversity, the transition to creating communities of their own can be a challenge.

Paying it Forward: Top 5 Takeaways from Medical School So Far

Earlier this month, I watched my younger sister begin her medical school journey as she walked on stage in front of family members and peers to be officially “white-coated.” I had never been to another white coat ceremony since my own years ago. It was fascinating to observe it from my now-more-seasoned fourth-year medical student eyes — especially at another institution.

Adventure #11: Cooking Mama

As a budding third year just starting out on my clinical rotations, I’ve recently learned the value of a home-cooked meal — there’s only so much take-out Chinese, microwaveable pizza rolls, and leftovers from last week’s lunch that my tastebuds will tolerate. It was only when one of my friends pointed out that it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve eaten a vegetable that I realized I needed to make changes in my life: specifically, culinary ones.

Laura Gardner Laura Gardner (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Utah School of Medicine and University of Utah Department of Bioengineering


Laura Gardner is in her third year as an MD/MS student at the University of Utah School of Medicine and University of Utah Department of Bioengineering. Her background is in biochemistry, and she is interested in exploring the interface between biotechnology and healthcare. She enjoys playing volleyball, crafting, Latin dancing, and anything with coconut in it.