Sarah Lyon

Hometown: Larchmont, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Barnard College
Pritzker Activities: Preclinical/Clinical Curriculum Review Committee, South Side Science Scholars, Plastic Surgery Interest Group, Washington Park Free Clinic, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
S&D Track: Scientific Investigation: Basic Sciences
S&D Mentor & Project: Russell Reid, MD, PhD; Investigating the Osteoclast Role in Premature Cranial Suture Fusion in Craniosynostosis


Why did you choose to attend Pritzker?

There are many reasons I chose to attend Pritzker. The biggest part of that decision were the people in the Pritzker community. Everyone -- the students, the staff, the administration -- is so kind and personable. Not only that, they are smart, driven and like to have fun with whatever project they are tackling. This sort of approach to what was sure to be an intense academic experience created such a positive learning environment and pushed me to excel.

How would you describe your classmates?

My classmates are some of the people I have come to admire most in my life. Over the years we have come to know each other, their intelligence, their drive and passion for helping others, and their ability to connect with others has continued to impress and humble me. Learning medicine alongside people like this has been an incredible privilege.

What do you like to do in your free time?

My free time is best spent with my Pritzker "family." Whether it's exploring a new restaurant downtown, training for a Tough Mudder, going for a run or just hanging out and watching a movie, getting some together time outside of school has allowed us to grow close as friends and to build a support network within the class that becomes indispensable throughout the medical school years.