As a trained physician, my goal has been to treat one patient at a time. I am now moving into the orbit of understanding healthcare not only from a one patient perspective but from a system and community-need perspective. NewYork-Presbyterian has helped redefine my vision, which is pivotal in creating an efficient structure to improve outcomes on hundreds of patients at once. It is so inspirational and motivational to get up and come to work every day.
Although my journey was challenging, the greatest thing I love about working here is that at every stage of my career, I always found support. I am thankful for the mentors, colleagues, friends, and the clinical team who supported me throughout my journey.
As I reminisce about my experience, I am reminded of my belief in life, people, and my motivation to help people in need. I hope I can pay this forward both personally and professionally. I have developed an in-depth understanding of the big and little things that have a profound impact on people’s lives. This has strengthened my belief in standing up to challenges and embracing new opportunities.
Does the dream of being a surgeon persist? Of course. However, I am so proud of everything that I have been able to accomplish. I understand this is an unconventional dream, but I am hoping to create my own unique path. I have much more to learn, accomplish, and contribute in the days, months, and years ahead. I hope that my story gives strength to anyone who is pursuing a journey of their own.
With this incredible journey, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center became my home. I have grown up here, and I will forever be thankful for the opportunities and the love given to me. I am so grateful that I was given a chance here at NewYork-Presbyterian to learn, grow, and build a whole new life.