"There's this picture of me playing pretend doctor with my stuffed animals when I was three. I had an eye chart, a stethoscope, and all the other doctor fixings. I've grown up always having 'I want to be a doctor' in the back of my mind. However, I was always asking myself if this was something I really wanted for myself or just something I did because it's what Asians do. It wasn't until I started giving it serious thought near the end of high school that I found myself finding the most enjoyment in caring for people, in listening to people's stories and trying to help them if they needed it. I know there are many lines of work that care for people, but I think there's something unique and special about being a doctor and directly taking care of people's wellbeings.
There's always the concerns of not being able to make it through school. I've always had this fear of ending up in a line of work that I don't find fulfilling. As a self proclaimed workaholic, I'm also afraid of ending up in a line of work where I don't learn or grow."