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  • Meet the Class of 2020: Lauren Eadie

    Jan 12, 2017 | Posted by: Rhys Mahannah

    Students from the Class of 2020 recently joined the Island Medical Program after completing their first semester in Vancouver. We reached out to learn a little more about them, including their first few months in medical school.

    leName: Lauren Eadie

    Hometown: Nanaimo

    What attracted you to study medicine?

    The deep connection to the human condition. I am constantly inspired by the stories of others who allow us into the journey of their life. Very few jobs are as personal and raw as being a physician, and in that I find a humbling sense of what it means to be healthy and alive.

    You recently completed the first semester of your MD degree. How did it go?  

    It was more than I could have imagined it being. I am very impressed with the multidisciplinary approach medicine is taking. I have high hopes that our new integrative curriculum will produce the physicians that are needed in this modern day.

    What advice would you give to students entering their first semester?  

    Find balance and pursue what brings you joy! I can not stress enough how important taking care of yourself is. I have only begun this marathon, but I am putting emphasis on starting good healthy habits and giving myself grace when needed. Have a beginner's mind, and let yourself make mistakes. This is the time to test the waters.

    What are you most excited about beginning your studies with the Island Medical Program?

    I am so excited to be in a small, tight community of motivated, active individuals. We are all inspiring each other to do great things and I think that this support will give our education an edge. 

    What do you like to do in your spare time to relax and have fun?

    I love being physically active, especially outdoors. British Columbia has so many options for activity in all the seasons. Snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter, biking year round, hiking in the summer – the list is endless. I get into the mountains any chance I can. I also really enjoy yoga for calming the mind.