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John Kim

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What is one thing you want students to know about you? 

I was on the research team that achieved FDA approval of the rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation), a now commonly seen treatment for mental health in hospitals.  I am an advocate for mental health and well-being!

What's your educational background?

  Singapore American School

McGill University - BSc. Neuroscience 

(currently) University of Toronto - MD Candidate

What are 4-5 personality traits you would use to describe yourself?

1. Empathetic 2. Communicative 3. Perseverant 4. Joker 5. Expertise

Name your favourite TV show, movie, and song:

Favourite TV show: Black Mirror

Favourite movie: Oldboy (2003)

Favourite song: Anything!

What are some of your hobbies?

Cooking, all the racquet sports (minus squash), long distance running, reading, writing

What was your favourite subject in high school?

I have more than 1 favourite subject! I loved English and Math, as well as relevant fields (chemistry, biology, physics). The combination of these subjects permits the union of varied perspectives when observing our world. 

What is something you would tell your younger self in high school?

High School can be a memorable and formative experience - you get to start deciding who you wish to become! It can offer an opportunity to better understand ourselves, through the courses we choose, the friends we make, and the extracurriculars we are part of, among many others. Try not to be afraid to ask for help when you need it - Enjoy the path you pave for yourself! 

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