1. Why did you join Lean On?
I joined Lean On in the hopes of providing a service that would have been beneficial to me during the application process. I’d like to give back to other students and to stay close to the idealism that originally drew me to this career path.
2. What was your premed experience like?
I was an undergraduate at Cornell where the premed classes were huge and it’s easy to feel anonymous. The experience made me feel that premeds should help one another along the road to becoming doctors.
3. What was the hardest part of the application cycle for you?
The hardest part of the application cycle for me was completing the never-ending stream of self-reflective essays. I would have benefited from having someone help me hone what I was trying to say and from having someone tell me when they were "good enough?"
4. What's something fun you do in your spare time?
I’m a big music fan. In college I played guitar in a classic rock cover band and I continue to play sporadically in medical school.