Random acts of kindness makes me smile. It’s the little things that make me smile. Thoughtful individuals truly make this world an endearing place to be a part of. – Stephanie N.
Name: Stephanie Nguyen
State or Country: California, U.S.A.
School: St. George’s University, School of Medicine
Occupation: Medical Student (MS2)
What is your educational background?
I have a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from UC Santa Cruz, a pharmacy technician’s license in the state of California, and I am currently working towards my M.D. at SGU.
Why did you choose this career?
Simply because I love medicine. I think this is one of the most rewarding career fields to be a part of.
What do you like the most about your career, and the least?
I like how I will be able to help my community and the idea of it being the community that has given me so much growing up makes me so happy. The least I like about this career is not being able to spend so much time at home with my family. A lot of time is dedicated to studying rather then spending time with your loved ones.
What advice do you wish someone would have shared with you before entering your career?
Learn the importance of believing in yourself, confidence, and not doubting what you are capable of becoming.
Do you have any tips or advice for people considering this field for their profession?
Manage your time efficiently!
How did you manage your stress and workload during school?
Time management is key. Staying healthy with food selections and exercising daily has been essential for me to stay sane and stress free!
Name one of your favorite experiences during your time studying or working?
The memories I make with my colleagues.
What are some helpful materials/resources you used to study and prepare for your board or license exams?
First Aid. Pathoma. Sketchy Medical. Boards and Beyond. USMLE-RX. UWorld
Discuss one challenge you faced during your studies or work. How did you overcome it?
A challenge that I’ve had to overcome is not letting my personal life get in the way of my studies. If a friend or relative of mine was sick or in distress, I’d drop anything to be there for them. I still do that to this day, but I limit it, and I communicate with them that I’ll have to get back to them at a certain time.
What do you use for your everyday oral hygiene routine?
Toothbrush: Oral B Pulsar
Mouth Rinse: Listerine
What makes you smile and why?
Random acts of kindness makes me smile. It’s the little things that make me smile. Thoughtful individuals truly make this world an endearing place to be a part of.
Photos in this post are credited to Stephanie N.
Thank you, Stephanie N. , for contributing to smilesofpeople.com!