Rachel Bandi | Neuroscience

Hometown: Berkeley, Ca

Class year and major: 2011, neuroscience

Current employment/graduate school: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine-class of '15 and Northwestern anesthesia residency


I went straight to medical school after college. I came into medical school thinking I wanted to do internal medicine, but ended up loving anesthesia. I would love to talk to students who are planning on applying to medical school about the application process, interviews, etc or students in medical school that are thinking about anesthesia.

My advice to college students that are undecided is that medical school is long and oftentimes difficult. I would not advise going to med school if you have other fields you think would make you as happy because physician satisfaction has definitely dropped since our parents generation. That said, it was the right choice for me; I look forward to going to work every day and I absolutely love what I do.