Tayina Gilles

Name: Tayina Gilles

Medical Title/Credentials: M3 Medical Student

IG: @sustainablystudious

School/Program: I’m currently studying medicine at FSU College Medicine

Favorite Hobby: It’s a three-way tie between longboarding, playing piano, and spending time with friends.

Why did you choose this profession? I couldn’t settle on one profession, so I found something that would let me do a bit of everything: science, teaching, writing, advocacy work, etc. Being able to work in all my interest while helping people is a dream come true!

Biggest Inspiration: My parents! Everything I am I owe to them. 

Current Passion Project: Living a zero-waste lifestyle and encouraging climate activism in the medical field. 

Fun Fact: I've never seen snow!

How do you get over the troubled times? Growing up, my mom would always remind me "time heals all wounds". Keeping that in perspective helps me remember that whatever problem I'm having, one day, I will get past it. If I'm having trouble getting perspective, going for a walk or journaling usually helps. 

Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field? Don't for one second think you don't belong in the medical profession. I've met every kind of person in this field. There's room for everyone. I know it's a cliche, but I mean it: be yourself!