I’m Bliss Chang, a 4th Year Medical Student from Harvard University in the United States of America.
As a junior I managed to pull off the national championship in the push pull event in competitive power lifting.
Here’s a little bit more about me!
So why Medicine?
Who or what inspired you to go to Medical School?
I attended college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and there was a ping pong table in the study space which grabbed my attention. Even though I was terrible, I kept playing and really enjoyed both the sport and meeting different people. One of the people I met was a cardiology fellow who allowed me to shadow him and I really enjoyed that experience. As I accumulated more clinical exposure, I became sure that connecting with people and helping the through their most difficult moments was what I wanted to do. Moreover, two of my key interests prior to discovering medicine, research and teaching, go hand in hand with medicine in so many ways. I'd probably be in a different field altogether if it weren't for ping pong.
What’s been your highlight so far in Medical School?
I'm really happy to have met so many great people, from patients to faculty to students to support staff, throughout my time in medical school. They're the people that I get up for every morning and that I think about when things get tough.
How do you learn/ study best?
Spaced, active recall! Anki is your best friend.
Aside from medicine, what are you passionate about?
Flying around the world on Delta, weightlifting, hiking, table tennis, ice cream, steak, family & friends
Why did you enter the ClinicalKey Global Challenge?
I've always wanted to be on a competition such as American Ninja Warrior or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Having done well in medical school, I thought this would be a cool opportunity to see how I stack up clinically against students across the globe and have a lot of fun along the way. A free trip to London also isn't so bad.
McBurney’s Point, a medical term or a cheese?
Why not both?
Think you’ve got what it takes to beat the best? Register your interest for the 2020 ClinicalKey Global Challenge.