Li Qing Wang
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I decided to pursue a graduate degree because I am passionate about science and I believe in its potential to improve medical practice. I also pursue a graduate degree because I want to receive the training to become a scientist who can do quality research.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
I decided to study at UBC, because I found a very positive research environment in my field of study (i.e. pregnancy complications), as well as supervisors who are kind and supportive.
What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?
My program enables me to have training in both medicine and research. This attracted me because my goal is to become a clinician-scientist in the future who can translate research into clinical practice.
What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?
Vancouver has very nice scenery and cafes.
What aspects of your life or career before now have best prepared you for your UBC graduate program?
As an undergraduate student, I have volunteered at research labs at UBC and attended summer student programs offered at the BCCHR. Those experiences enabled me to gain insight into research and evaluate whether graduate is suitable for me.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Advice I would give to new graduate students is to follow your own passions and intuitions and to not compare yourselves to others.