Written by: Bavani Rajah
Dr. Dyani Loo is a second year psychiatry resident with a positive outlook on life and a smile as bright as the New Mexico sun. Dr. Loo graduated in 2013 in a small graduating class with about an equal ratio of male and female doctors. Dr. Loo chose psychiatry because of her desire to learn and experience the human stories of each and every one of her patients, regardless of their condition.
When choosing a specialty, she recommends considering the most boring part of the specialty, and whether you could imagine yourself doing it every single day for the rest of your life. Her advice for medical students at every stage of their training is to enjoy their time for what it is, acknowledge that failures and setbacks are not the end of the world, and to have fun when they can. Her advice for AMWA students is to get involved on any national committee that they feel passionate about and to not hesitate to reach out to any physician or resident member if they need assistance.