Cindy Zhang

Cindy Zhang

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Undergraduate Institution: John Hopkins University

Pre-Pritzker: Research Assistant at John Hopkins

Pritzker Activities: Bridgeport Free ClinicMedical Students for Choice, Women in Medicine, JOURNEES, Huggins Society Leader

S&D Track: Medical Education

S&D Mentors & Project: Richard Silver, MD- Differences in How Male and Female Medical Students Perceive the Gender Gap in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Why did you choose to attend Pritzker?

I fell in love with Pritzker on my interview day, when I could see for myself the camaraderie among the students (aided by our small class size) and the genuine relationships between the administration and student body. I got the sense that the students valued efforts to promote wellness in balance with medicine and it was extremely important to me to go to a school where it didn't feel like I had to put a pause on the rest of my life to get through medical school. 

What do you think about diversity and inclusion at Pritzker?

The Pritzker community is always challenging itself to improve the inclusion and representation of minorities groups. Not only do we have a very diverse student body, but our course work and community service groups also strive to bring attention to the unique health needs of different minority populations. There are also many events, both administration- and student-led, on topics of diversity and inclusion, which further demonstrate the importance of these issues to the Pritzker ethos. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Chicago?

Summers in Chicago are the best! The whole city buzzes with energy and the sky line and lake are so beautiful. My favorite thing to do when it's nice out is ride my bike uptown on the Lake Front Trail with friends to try new restaurants. Chicago is a very bike friendly city and it is a great way to be active and gives you a unique perspective from which to explore all the different neighborhoods.