Name: Angell Xiang
Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
Major: Biology and Psychology Major
When you were young, what did you think you wanted to be "when you grow up?"
When I was young, I always wanted to be either a teacher or a doctor because I loved to help other people.
What career do you hope your first job after graduation will be?
After graduation I hope to enter medical school and one day become a physician.
What experience have you had so far that you think is best preparing you to reach that goal?
So far, I've volunteered at LIJ hospital and am currently volunteering at Winthrop hospital. I've also shadowed pediatricians and interned with a periodontist and worked at a physical rehab clinic. All of these medical related experiences exposed me to different aspects of medicine and the roles involved in providing medical care to patients.
What advice would you have for others who are pursuing this same career?
I would definitely recommend getting as much exposure in the medical environment as possible without sacrificing grades. I've heard of students who get into medical school only to realize that they can't stand the sight of blood or disease.
Who at Hofstra has had the biggest positive impact on you?
It's difficult to name one particular person at Hofstra, especially because the whole biology department has been extremely helpful to me, but if I had to choose, I would say Dr. Clendening has been very knowledgeable in giving me advice on the classes and opportunities I should take to pursue my goals.
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