I graduated from medical school at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine on Friday, June 3rd. It was one of the most memorable days of my life. I had the great privilege of addressing my class as the President of the Medical Student Council. I will post the graduation speech soon!
It has been 5 years since I was in India, beginning my fellowship to study prostitution, sex work, and everything in between in women specifically. I collected days worth of interviews; I learned immensely about how people conceptualize life, and their place in it; and I left for medical school. I tried intermittently to work on analyzing my data but was unable to complete the write-up of a manuscript to summarize my findings. I am finally back to working on this and hope to have it completed in the next few months. In the picture above, my students are caught mid-pose learning bhangra dance. Always brings a smile to my face.
I am so thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the FASPE family as a medical fellow this June. I will be traveling to Berlin, Krakow, and Auschwitz to engage in dialogue around one of humanity’s worst atrocities– the Holocaust– in order to better understand how to be a more ethically conscious physician, policy maker, and leader in healthcare and the government. Please read more about the program here.
I have decided to attend Harvard for my Masters in Public Health degree in the department of Health Policy and Management this upcoming fall 2016. I am thrilled to be returning to Boston to pursue an important next step in my career!