When you're part of a group of 120 students in your class who are just continuously rooting you on, it makes all the late nights of studying and all the days where you're just dealing with issue after issue with patients-- it just makes it worth it. Because I feel like I'm a part of a family here.
There are so many opportunities here for students to get involved in so many professional aspects-- that really everybody can find their niche here and the group that they really belong to. It was great to be around people who are motivated the same way that I was.
This school, in particular, has one of the most incredible support systems I've seen. We have career and professional development. We have a health system that is geared towards students, and mental health, and wellness.
One of the most incredible things that I get to do is be a part of an inter-professional team of medical students, and dental students, and physical therapy students. Inter-professional care is the future of health care. And we all learn how to play our role and work together. Because at UCSF, the patient is the leader of the team. And we're doing everything that we can to support them.