Late bloomer, MD

My time in high school

Attended high school in the

Overall high school experience

Grades in high school
A's and B's. A, Bs, Cs, and some Ds (eek)


Favorite subjects
English, Visual Arts

Favorite extracurricular
Sports / Recreation

Life since high school

Attended college / university at

I spent most of my college experience being a nerd when I realized I secretly was one; wish I had enjoyed it more though

Majored in
Microbiology and Latin American and Iberian Studies

Post-graduate education or training
Medical school, residency, fellowship (X2!)

Places lived in US
California, New York

Places lived outside the US

Current occupations / past occupations
Physician and mommy

Industries I've worked in
- Health Care and Social Assistance

Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
High school has never come up professionally; no one ever asks how you did in HS after college. I spent most of my college experience being a nerd when I realized I secretly was one; wish I had enjoyed it more though

Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
I have become less concerned about being academic, well known, getting awards or accolades over time.

A little introspection...

To me, being successful means...
Feeling accomplished. It doesn't take much; sometimes just completing what I set out to do in a day (which definitely doesn't always happen). But to me, having more of those days than not = success.

My definition of success has changed over time. 
After high school and college it becomes clear that if being passionate and working hard at ANYTHING will make you successful. High school gave off the impression that there were a select few fields that people should go into to be considered successful.

My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
A list: the first time I got all A's (not in high school, always thought I wasn't one of those kids who gets all As), graduating medical school, giving my now husband a second chance, having my daughter

My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
In terms of high school, spending so much time thinking I wasn't one of the smart kids, being meek, not talking back:P. After high school this has always been one of two things: 1. Saying yes too often, 2. Not standing up for myself

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