Welcome to the APAMSA Alumni Profile Project!
The purpose of APAMSA is to further the health of all Asian Americans and to promote the professional development of our student community. Here we feature profiles of former APAMSA members in order to highlight their life and actions thus far, and to inspire current students. In this way, we hope to grow our legacy amongst our thousands of members.
This project, which began August 2014, will continue each month to feature one or more profiles on our website, Facebook page, and our monthly newsletter. We welcome all alumni to contact us at “alumni at apamsa dot org” if you would like us to feature your (or another’s) profile in this project.
Lin Naing, M.D.
National APAMSA Webmaster 2006-2008
University of Wisconsin Medical School Chapter Co-President 2009-2010
Class of 2015, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Emergency Medicine
Class of 2012, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Class of 2007, University of California, Los Angeles
What was your role with APAMSA?
I began involving with National APAMSA since my undergraduate years at UCLA in 2006. I was told that APAMSA website needed to be revamped. And that’s what I did. I am glad to be a part of a great organization like APAMSA.
What are you up to now?
I’m currently 3rd/final year Emergency Medicine resident at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
How has APAMSA helped you become the person you are today?
APAMSA has given me connections with others who are on the same boat. APAMSA is a friendly, relaxing organization that I cherish. APAMSA has made me become a friendly and caring physician.
Life in medicine can be hard, and often requires many sacrifices. What inspires you to keep going?
To me, becoming a physician is a marathon. You do one step at a time, and push yourself at each step. You will be frustrated at times if you’re comparing yourself to other friends who are already making money right out of college. To me, the thought of becoming a real doctor one day always keeps me going. There is definitely a very satisfying reward at the end of the tunnel.
What do you wish you knew when you were a med student/premed/APAMSA member?
I wish I had a close mentor during undergrad or med school.
Additional info you would like to share:
People came in ER for dumb reasons.
“OMG, my kid’s hands are blue. What’s going on doctor?”
“No worries. It’s from her new jeans. Just wash her hands.”