Vivian Lou

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About

Vivian is a second-year medical student at Stanford from Canada. She immigrated from Beijing with her family at age two, grew up on the North Shore in Vancouver, and moved to the US to study at Stanford University where she graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in General Biology. During college, she conducted research with the Stanford Translational Auditory Research Lab on speech perception using cochlear implant simulations, and was awarded the Robert M. Golden Medal for her senior recital in piano performance. Since coming to the Bay Area, Vivian has been heavily involved with youth engagement in health advocacy and API health disparities awareness through her work with the Cardinal Free Clinics, Asian Liver Center, Stanford Team HBV, and Team HBV National Board. In medical school, she has continued to focus on community engagement as co-director of Flu Crew, co-chair of the Stanford Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), and co-coordinator of the Women's Health Specialty Clinic at Pacific Free Clinic. Vivian has previously mentored undergrad and post-grad pre-medical students through her university's Department of Academic Advising and Department of Biology, and hopes to continue passing along the wisdom she has gathered from her own mentors along her journey. Talk to Vivian if you have questions about the medical school application process, life as an international student, community engagement and outreach in the US, and anything else.