Name: Xudong (Leon) Wang
School/year: LongSOM/2nd-year medical student
Educational Background: B.S. Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas (2020)
Medical Interests/goals: Internal medicine, Anesthesiology, Surgery
Hobbies/Fun Interests: Swimming, guitar, drawing, audiobooks, food, cat-owner
“I first took interest in medicine when I was a high school student. My mom had been diagnosed with a serious disease at the time, and frequently taking her to her doctor appointments and translating for her really exposed me to the field.
I am a first-generation college graduate who has always dreamed big and never given up on accomplishing my goals. Navigating college was definitely a challenge, but my academic and pre-med advisors as well as my good friends helped guide me every step along the way. That is why I am a firm believer in mentorship.
I applied to medical school through the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP), which provided me endless resources, mentorship, and the support to get to where I am today.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic. I am also part of the leadership of our Asian Pacific Medical Student Association (APAMSA) chapter, the Student Surgical Society, the Anesthesiology Interest Group, and the Mentors in Medicine Program. I also enjoy mentoring high school students through the CastMed mentorship program.”