I believe that learning how to perform is an essential skill that I gained through music. I learned the value of practice and discipline, how to calm my nerves while onstage, and how to think on my feet if something did not go as planned. All of these skills have served me well so far and I am sure will be invaluable in the future.
I still love listening to music. Medical school was demanding, so it was important to have a way to relax. I always listened to the radio during my commute and I even sing along sometimes!
I have also been fortunate to meet some of my closest friends through music, with whom I am still in touch today. I remember learning in college that the heart rates of the ensemble singers accelerate and decelerate simultaneously. In a way, the singers’ hearts “beat as one” while they are performing together.
University of Oxford, Master of Science by Research (2020)
Emory University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (2020)
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University (2014)