About Me



Hi and welcome to my blog!!
My name is Lily and I am a fourth-year medical student!


How did I get here?

I am originally from a small beach city in Orange County, California. I attended UC Irvine for undergrad, where I majored in Biological Sciences. There, I was enriched with experiences that cultivated my passion for science and research, which motivated me to consider a career in medicine! I was also a Division I student-athlete, competing in the 400-meter hurdles for UC Irvine (zot zot!).

Upon graduating, I moved to Portland, Oregon where I lived for two years. During this time, I worked as a patient care coordinator at a pediatric and psychiatry clinic. I also took the MCAT and applied to medical school. Currently, I attend medical school in the south and am interested in pursuing a surgical subspecialty!


Why this blog?

My vision for this blog is to help students navigate the complexities of applying to medical school and medical school itself. As someone who is a first-generation college student and first in my family to pursue medicine, I relied on many gracious mentors to help get me to where I am today. This blog is a tribute to them and is a way I will pay it forward to future pre-med and medical students! Thanks for following along! xo


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