In 2016, I quit my job as a doctor (specifically, training to be a surgeon), which was one of the most important decisions of my life. It’s one of the topics I could talk about for 20 minutes without preparation, which they say is the sign of a thing you’re passionate about, or that you’re a rambler (I’m both 💅).
These days, I work in digital health, which is really cool, mostly because I get to solve the problems I saw firsthand taking care of patients except at scale.
Here’s what I’m doing / feeling / thinking now(ish).
Rachel Kwon is a product leader, writer, and a surgeon by training. She currently works as Director of Clinical Product Strategy at Ro, a direct-to-consumer digital health startup. Rachel co-edited and authored 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know (Oxford University Press) and was a clinical research fellow at the University of Oxford. She lives in Manhattan.