Name: Vicki Chan
Favorite Hobby: Shopping!
School/Program: University of Southern California (undergrad), Johns Hopkins University (medical school), UCLA (residency/fellowship)
Why did you choose your profession? My father is a doctor, so I've always known and wanted to be a doctor. I chose ophthalmology because I enjoy the combination of clinical work and surgery. I think the eye is so fascinating and helping people with their vision is so satisfying.
Current Passion Project: Educating and fighting misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines with various organizations like #ThisIsOurShot, #teamhalo (United Nations), and the WHO.
Who was/is your inspiration? My father!
How do you get over the troubled times? Whenever things get tough, I try to focus on the next step - how to make it better, what can be learned, etc.
Fun Fact: I can move my ears.
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field? Focus on the goal. There will be a late nights and rough days, but as long as you focus on your goal and never give up, you'll get there!
Any other message/ motivational quotes you'd like to share? Do what you love; Love what you do!