Name: Cindy Yang, MD
Medical Title/Credentials: Family Medicine Resident
School/Program: - Residency: University of California, Irvine
- Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
- Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Favorite Hobby:I love exploring different kinds of food, the outdoors, karaoke, and playing board/card games!
Why did you choose this profession? I became interested in medicine after finding my passion for community service and teaching, while also being very interested in all my classes as a Human Biology Major. Once starting medical school / deciding on which specialty, I was drawn to Family Medicine for many reasons. I wanted the continuity of care with patients and I loved everything — especially procedures! I also wanted variety in the types of medical problems I would be taking care of, whether it be a newborn or a patient I’ve known for most of his/her life.
Biggest Inspiration: My parents are my biggest inspiration. They are the most hardworking people I know, and they sacrifice so much for their family. Many times, people ask us what magic our parents did to get me and my two siblings into healthcare. I think just seeing them work so hard for their goals inspired us all to pursue what we were interested in, and I guess it was all healthcare!
Current Passion Project: Currently in the works but brainstorming for some quick and short educational videos to help the community better understand some essential primary care topics!
Fun Fact: I have a pet hamster, named Taiyaki! You can see her on my highlights on my IG page.
How do you get over the troubled times? I reach out to those closest to me so that I can debrief with them. I also love some good food, so that can really help to take my mind off things!
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field? I would say keep an open mind! Medicine is for someone who is passionate about the knowledge aspect but also about caring for patients. If you don’t love it, it’ll be an extremely long road and very easy to burn out. If you do, then it’ll be the best time of your life.
Any other piece of advice, motivational quote, or message you would like to share? Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, whether you’re in medicine or not! I love it when I can connect with the fellow IG community!