Dr. Jennifer Roh
Undergraduate Institution: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
College, Medical School, other Schools (include degrees earned): Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MD
Hobbies/Interest: Guitar, piano, traveling, fencing, kickboxing, kayaking, hiking, cooking, movies, pontificating the meaning of life, improving my ninja skills. I also love good coffee, a good English breakfast tea latte, and advocating for human rights for North Koreans and NK refugees.
Past life: I was in a band in college
Academic Interest: Global Health, EM development in Asia, Education
Favorite activities in New Haven: I really like Connecticut! It’s so green and beautiful here. There are lots of outdoor stuff to do (a bunch of us went river tubing last month, I try to go hiking as often as I can, and I went kayaking at the Yale Outdoor Center with a co-intern just last weekend for $6!). The nerdy-artsy side of me is also super happy here as well with the free museums, cute café’s (Greenwell is my fav), bookshops, and our beautiful medical library. I have also been pretty impressed with the restaurants/deli’s here. Oh, and there are amazing food carts right in front of the hospital! Cheap and delicious food from all over the world. I love that there are farmer’s markets, random festivals, and $5 movies on Tuesdays. Also, it takes less than an hour and a half to NYC via the train. Again, I really like it here and I’m still finding out more fun things to do.
Why Yale’s Emergency Medicine Program: I love our program! There are so many awesome things about Yale EM: the leadership, the people including the residents and staff (nurses are fantastic and are wonderful team players), the patient population is diverse ethnically, socio-economically, and in terms of pathology. I think we have a great balance of clinical learning/procedures, didactics, research, and special interests activity (a bunch of us interns volunteered to help teach a Wilderness medical course to the Yale undergrads a month ago, super fun). We have one of the best Ultrasound programs in the country. I was just on the US rotation and I learned so much. I am sold on how amazing EM US is. I am specifically interested in global health and Yale has so many resources including the J & J global scholars program. We have lots of elective options and fellowship connections. Our faculty have various sub-specializations and provide diverse teaching styles. When I came to interview here last year I was pleasantly surprised at how non-pretentious everyone here was and how much interaction residents have with attendings directly. Most importantly, I am genuinely happy when I go to work every day (everyone is going to tell you this, I heard it last year, and I can say it’s true, it’s one of the most important things you should be looking for). I love my classmates and I am really looking forward to the next 4 years here.
Random factoid: I’ve been to Pyongyang, North Korea. Ask me about it, it was a life changing experience. Oh, I can also make Korean food. Come here and I’ll make you some!