Jamie Kim '22

Women's Water Polo
Mathey College

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Relevant prehealth experience: SHARE Peer; Princeton Medical Center volunteer; Child Life Department volunteer at LAC-USC Hospital; internship at Stem Cell Institute in Vietnam through the International Internship Program (IIP); internship at Boston Children's Hospital doing clinical research through Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS); shadowing local Princeton alumni

What topics can students ask you about? networking with Princeton alumni; scheduling courses, especially if you're in a "nontraditional" major; studying for the MCAT during the school year

What advice would you give to a first-year, prehealth, student athlete? Adjusting to the commitments of a varsity level sport and the difficulty of Princeton courses is definitely a challenge — but know that you are not alone! Be proactive about reaching out for help, whether that be forming study groups, utilizing McGraw, going to professors' office hours, talking to HPA, etc. Forming these relationships early on has been extremely helpful to me as I struggled and has undoubtedly enriched my academic experience so far. That being said, take some time to explore non-health focused activities/interests/classes! Don't limit yourself to this stereotypical image of "being premed" and you never know what new passions you'll discover!