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WenTing Li

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WenTing is a Singaporean third year medical student at Kansas City University. She grew up in Singapore and China before moving to the US to attend Rice University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. During her time at Rice, she was awarded a grant that enabled her to spend nine weeks in rural Nicaragua to conduct research on water quality in local wells. She also served as the Chair of Rice International Student Diplomats and had the opportunity to interview international applicants via Skype. Unlike many students, she was not a pre-med in college and had uncertainties about becoming a doctor. However, she soon realized that she did not want to go down the path of becoming a scientist as she did not enjoy research. After graduating from Rice, she decided to use her OPT to work as a scribe in the Emergency Department in Houston just to get a taste of the healthcare system. There, she realized that medicine is indeed the right fit for her and decided to apply to medical school. At KCU, she serves as a Student Ambassador, tutor, and volunteer at the student run clinic. She loves traveling and is part of the Global Health Honors Track at KCU, but unfortunately has not been able to fully utilize the opportunity due to the ongoing pandemic.

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