Being First-Gen in Medicine: Paving the Path to Residency and Beyond

All-star Yale alumni medical leaders — including Dr. Nancy J. Brown ‘81, dean of the Yale School of Medicine — were panelists in a discussion designed by Jenny Nguyen ’16, a third-year medical student at Temple University, who highlighted the importance of mentoring for doctors in training.

Applying to residency is a daunting task, let alone doing so during a pandemic. Our panelists, from different fields and stages within medicine, reflected upon their unique journeys and shared their advice for first-gen trainees. Over 180 participants learned how to apply for and navigate through residency.