Going Forth Episode 11: Surviving Med School… And Everything After

Medical school may be tough, but you are tougher! That’s what Dr. Alison Nair ’02 is here to tell you.

If you are considering a career as a doctor, you know that there’s more to the field than gets taught in biology class. From selecting specialties to finding work-life balance to maintaining professionalism under duress, Alison walks us through some of the steps and challenges a future M.D. might encounter along their path. Alison is a pediatric intensivist and physician-scientist, whose days are spent caring for critically ill children in the ICU. Outside of the hospital, her research focuses on rare blood disorders. Today, Alison tells us about the beauty that exists even in settings as scary as an ICU and the value of choosing a career that pushes you. She’s wise and warm, and we were honored to speak with her on the pod.