Meet the Class of 2020: Vincent Soh
Feb 7, 2017 | Posted by: Rhys Mahannah
Name: Vincent Soh
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
What attracted you to study medicine?
It makes me happy when people are happy. And I think that health and happiness comes hand in hand. The role of a doctor as healer, as someone who people entrust their health to, is what attracted me to medicine.
You recently completed the first semester of your MD degree. How did it go?
A second-year once told me that medical school is “difficult but fun.” I know exactly what he means now. It’s tiring… But I’ve never had so much fun going to school.
What advice would you give to students entering their first semester?
I am certainly not in the place to be giving advice but if I had to, it’d be to never forget what a privilege it is to be studying medicine. It’s easy to get caught up in the busy schedule but always remind yourself of what brought you to medicine!
What are you most excited about beginning your studies with the Island Medical Program?
The outdoor activities! Our class is filled with intense athletes, hikers, bikers, runners, etc. As someone who grew up in big cities, I never really had the opportunity to go on such long hikes, camping trips and do other cool outdoorsy things. I’m super excited to discover what the island has to offer and I look forward to all the fun with the classmates.
What do you like to do in your spare time to relax and have fun?
Movies… I like to watch at least one a week either at home or in the theatres. It’s a good way to relax and forget about any stress I might have. Plus I enjoy sports of any sort!