The following students shared a similar vision to improve
patient care in the Chinese community by reducing language
and cultural barriers and together founded the Medical
Chinese and Cultural Responsiveness Initiative in 2006.
They continually strive to improve their medical Chinese
curriculum, develop innovative medical Chinese learning
tools, initiate similar programs at other medical schools
and institutions, and reach out to practicing healthcare
professionals in the US. For more information, contact:
Eng is a proud and loyal New Yorker who grew
up in Lower Manhattan. She received her B.A. in psychology
at New York University and is currently a medical student
at New York University School of Medicine, class of
2008. In between battling her pathology exams, she constantly
finds herself preoccupied with various school initiatives
and public health projects. She also practices Praying
Mantis and Wing Chun Kung Fu and is a dragon boat paddler
of 6 years.
During her sparse moments of free time, she’s
either eating Cookies ‘N Cream ice cream or jamming
on her guitar (and sometimes both at the same time).
Chung is a medical student at New York University
School of Medicine, Class of 2008. He attended Brown
University for his undergraduate studies. He is an avid
runner, and has participated in several marathons. The
Food Network is his favorite channel, and he can cook
a mean spare ribs.
Lee is a medical student at New York University
School of Medicine, class of 2009. Born in Taipei, Taiwan,
she received her B.A. from Princeton University in comparative
literature, with particular interest in classical Chinese
poetry and ghost stories. Previous flirtations with
interpreting and freelance translation have funneled
into interest in the impact of interpretation in medicine.
When not dreaming, she is often enjoying fruit, cooking,
Gao is currently a medical student at New York
University School of Medicine, Class of 2009. She graduated
with a B.S. in chemistry from NYU in 2005. Tian was
born in Shanghai, China but grew up mostly in the Midwest
and New Jersey. She absolutely loves to ski and travel,
and is a big fan of eating and cooking. In fact, if
she weren’t at med school, she’d be training
at Le Cordon Bleu Paris.