Jennifer Hong

Medical Student, Emory University School of Medicine

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Professional Background

Currently a fourth-year medical student. Graduated from Duke with majors in Neuroscience and English; completed Critical English Thesis titled, "Women in Medicine: What Medical Narratives Reveal About Patriarchy in the Medical System.”

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?

Being an English graduate has contributed immensely to my critical thinking and communication skills, both of which are crucial in medicine. Though medicine is often misperceived to be mostly scientifically-rooted, medical humanities is a rapidly expanding field that reminds us how art has always been part of medicine. I was first exposed to narrative medicine during my time at Duke and have continued to pursue this interest through writing for in-Training, an online magazine for medical students. I'll be applying to internal medicine residency this year, and I believe being an English graduate has shaped the kind of physician I hope to be!

Jennifer Hong