Rutgers Medical Student Reaches New Heights with Her Poetry

Zeynep Uzumcu (R’11, RWJMS’17) arrived at Rutgers a decade ago convinced she would become a high school English teacher. But halfway through her freshman year, she asked herself: “Is Chaucer going to change the world?”

While working on a mobile health clinic in a poor neighborhood outside Washington, D.C. her junior year, Uzumcu discovered a field that seemed to have an immediate impact on people – medicine. For 10 days during spring break, she joined a medical team that gave a woman her first pap smear in a decade, tested diabetics for their blood sugar, and counseled uninsured patients who hadn’t …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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