David J. Lee, MD, MPH, MMSc
Harvard Medical School
Los Angeles, CA
Cooking Korean food, Hiking, Biking, Road Trips, Board Games, Spirituality/Philosophy, Journaling
What attracted you to the MGH Global Medicine program?
Medical training is a long journey, and it was important for me to remain deeply rooted in the goals, values, and ideals that drew me into Medicine in the first place. I felt that pursuing my residency with the MGH Global Medicine program would be sustaining for me in this way and that these four years will allow me to grow in a very meaningful sense. This is what drew me to this program and this community.
As a resident here, what have you loved about the program?
I love that as a resident in the Global Medicine program, I am part of “a family within a family” and that I have an added layer of camaraderie, friendship, mentorship, and support from the program. I also love that the program provides us with a healthy balance of opportunities to serve vulnerable populations both locally (e.g., Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, resident clinic sites) and abroad (e.g., MUST-MGH partnership in Uganda), as the needs can be quite different and require different skillsets.
How has the program prepared you to be a leader in global health?
This program allows me integrate my goals in clinical medicine and global health research, with protected time and support. Faculty in various field of medicine are ready and excited to work with residents, and while there is a strong layer of leadership and support, there is a lot of room for residents to teach one another and take initiative to implement their own ideas.