Alumni Perspective: Journey to Family Medicine

IN A SMALL TOWN IN RUSSIA AND A CROWDED APARTMENT IN THE US, SHE WITNESSED HER FAMILY’S COMPASSION FOR OTHERS. How does a little girl living in a small town south of Moscow come to be a chief resident in family medicine at Northwestern? Growing up in that small town, I frequently witnessed my grandmother, a pediatrician, step out into late-night blizzards because a patient needed help. Like a magical, year-round Mrs. Santa Claus, she would even bundle herself in a sleigh to reach her patients. The entire town spoke highly of how she truly got to know patients...

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