Student Life

What are you doing during the COVID-19 isolation order?

During the COVID-19 isolation order I’ve been… Finding ways to volunteer remotely, lots of facetime and Netflix party calls, keeping up (or trying to) with remote learning.

UCSF students from all the different schools converged at the Exploratorium on Feb. 22 for the 9th annual UCSF Formal, a night of memories one surely will never forget.

Students decked out in their gowns and suits danced the night away.

“When does the Clinic open?” I hear amongst the bustle as I walk down the crowded aisles of beds at the Multi-Service Center South with my pen, notepad, and stethoscope.

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Undergraduate Institution/Major: CSU Chico/Physics

Third year graduate student in biophysics.

It’s been almost 8 years since I immigrated to the U.S. Looking back on it, I’m often overcome with immense gratitude and appreciation for being where I am today.

Hometown: Maplewood, NJ

Undergraduate Institution: Syracuse University

Undergraduate Major: Public Health

UCSF Year/Class Of: 2020

Presidio student housing has some of the greatest views in the city but is now falling prey to the city’s high rent problem as well. Just over a year ago, the first students and university-affiliated families began moving into their new apartments at the Wherry housing complex near Baker beach in the Presidio. For many of them, the decision was difficult.

Editor's note: Sikai Song's "The First Time" is the first place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

I was petrified my first time, my heart stuck in my throat.

For Dave, who told me this story needed to be shared publicly as soon as I shared it with him When people find out I am from New York, they almost invariably ask if I plan on moving back after medical school.