Student Life

Somewhere around 6 a.m. the other morning, I stood at the kitchen counter, bleary-eyed and in nothing but briefs, steam rising around me.

“In addition to the challenge of learning how to teach, I went through an identity crisis. I had to go from being a carefree college student to a responsible role model, and I was woefully unprepared.

Nursing Students for Choice and Medical Students for Choice have once again coordinated the student-led elective, Family Planning and Reproductive Choices this winter.

“I consider myself a very lucky individual because I have the job of my dreams.

“I had an unconventional path to medicine, a career direction I never considered as recently as five years ago.

“What is the campus climate like?” posed Peter Crougan, the president of UCSF’s Graduate Professional Student Association (GPSA) at a recent GPSA meeting that focused discussion on diversity across campus.

“I believe that our life's journey always begins with a choice.

I think it can be hard to strike a balance between being ambitious in one's chosen profession, while also being cognizant of tending to other areas of life.

Have you ever wondered, what culture truly means? More importantly, how does an individual’s culture and diverse experiences contribute to their identity?

"It all started 10 years ago. I was a dental tech, but had to stop when I got into a car accident. I started making jewelry during my time on disability and I made so much I didn't know what to do with it.