Name: Caroline Kim
Medical Title/Credentials: OMS4
Favorite Hobby: working out & gardening/plant collecting
Why did you choose your profession? Growing up, every member of my family had some chronic disease(s) and I was always generally healthy. Seeing them go through hospitalizations, medications/therapies, and passings, I always felt helpless. Pursuing medicine has been a passion because I want to be able to help and heal families that may be going through the same things mine once had.
Biggest Inspiration: My brother
Current Passion Project: Mentorship through social media
How do you get over the troubled times? A good cry, ice cream, and talking with my parents.
Fun Fact: I am a certified group fitness instructor in Pilates
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field? Never let failure keep you down for it is always worth one more try.
Any other piece of advice, motivational quote, or message you would like to share? I come from an underserved/LSES background and according to AAMC, <5% of us make it to medical school. I’m part of that <5%. So don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something because your biggest enemy is your own self conscious. Always choose to keep going and never give up.