Medical School Success Stories is a recurring series at INQUARTA.com where premeds recently accepted to medical school share their journey. Yu-hui was accepted to the Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin.
I was raised in Taiwan by my mother, a hardworking cardiology nurse who worked very long hours. I spent a lot of my childhood at the hospital, whiling away the time doing arts and crafts with the doctors, staff and patients.
When I was ten years old, I immigrated to Alabama with my older sister. I struggled with the new language and culture, so I sought refuge in art as I struggled with verbal expression and assimilation. It was incredible how art transcended, even eliminated, cultural barriers. With the support and encouragement of mentors and peers, my interest in art developed beyond a mere hobby.
My other major interest were in the medical sciences, so I double majored in Art and Biology and minored in Art History and Chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I then pursued a master’s in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I specialized in facial prosthetics.
Through my facial prosthetic training, I gained a tremendous admiration and respect for the commitment and dedication of the craniofacial team in improving the quality of life for all their patients. I wish to further my skills and training to contribute in more meaningful ways to the healthcare team and patient care.
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