Victoria Lu, Medical Student

Victoria Lu is a first year medical student from New York. She received her B.S. in Chemistry in 2014 and then spent two gap years working as a Quality Improvement Project Manager in a NYC hospital before she began medical school. In her free time, Victoria enjoys blogging, practicing yoga, and boxing with Parkinson's patients.

Though Victoria is not sure what field of medicine she wants to go into, she has been approaching everything with an open mind and open heart.

In her own words,

"Pursuing a career in medicine has been a lifelong goal of mine. I applied to medical school as a senior in college and was initially waitlisted to two schools. Ultimately, I did not get in and was devastated. I was forced to re-evaluate my post grad plans and worked in a hospital as a project manager for two years. After building up my resume and applying again, I had a very successful application cycle and was accepted to multiple schools. Now as a first year medical student, my biggest challenge is maintaining balance between school, self-care, and personal relationships."

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