Thank you everyone who came to our pre-health panel this quarter! It was a delight to see our PCHers and visitors interact and network with such knowledgeable panelists. This quarter, our PHAM directors got together doctors in cardiology and psychiatry, a nurse (who happens to be a PCH alumni), and a biochemical researcher. Their expertise in each of their fields and their willingness to speak with us students was incredibly motivating. If you missed the pre-health panel, here's an overview of what each panelist had to say:
- Medicine - Cardiology: "Don't underestimate yourself." Don't count yourself out of doing research if you're young - it's actually great to start early! Enthusiasm goes a long way!
- Nursing: Despite needing a "strong backbone" to succeed in nursing, it's one of the most rewarding experiences to see patients get better because of your work and your passion for the job.
- Research: If you're really interested in research, "just ask supervisors. Ask advisors.' Being curious means a lot when looking at applicants for a research lab.
- Medicine - Psychiatry: "Don't give up." Explore your options and go for them. Retake that MCAT. Get those grades.
Our quarterly pre-health panels link you to professionals, medical students, graduate schools and more! We hope to see you to the next one!