My ex-classmate, known for his joking nature and perpetual tardiness to class, looked at me with an uncharacteristically serious face and said solemnly, “You have a story.” It certainly didn’t feel that way. Due to personal reasons and unforeseen circumstances, I had taken a leave of absence from med school for the spring semester of […]
MS4, Albany Medical College
Hailing from Ellicott City, Maryland, Meghan Yi is a fourth-year medical student at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. She is passionate about serving her community, especially the least among us, a conviction she honed as a Biology major at Siena College and hopes to articulate in her life. After graduation, Meghan biked across the country from Jacksonville, Florida to Monterey, California and built homes along the way with affordable housing groups through the non-profit organization, Bike & Build, to raise awareness and funds for the affordable housing cause. In July 2015, she completed her first full iron distance triathlon (140.6-mile race) while raising over $8,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her late grandfather who suffered from the illness and the patients with dementia with whom she worked during a semester off from school.
Meghan’s path through medical school hasn’t run the smoothest course, but like her preference for a hilly, scenic bike route compared to a flat, straight forward one, she is happy and thankful for the challenges that she has and will face and for the opportunity to share her triumphs and struggles on her journey with you. Meghan believes exercise is the best form of medicine and hopes to make the world a better place as a future family physician. In her free time, Meghan can be found running marathons, hiking in the Adirondacks, singing as a cantor at mass at Siena, and procrastinating on Pinterest. You can follow her medical school and running adventures on Instagram (@MarathonsAndMedicine) or on her blog (MarathonsandMedicine.wordpress.com).