NYCPM Class of 2020
Q: Why did you choose podiatry?
A: I chose podiatric medicine because of my sister. I was an investment banker in New York, and I felt that I was not making the kind of impact that I wanted. My sister introduced me to a podiatrist she worked with and I took a week of vacation to shadow him in his office. I saw first-hand the way he connected personally with his patients and made a direct impact on the patients’ health and well-being helping people live their best life. At that point, I knew that a career in podiatry was the only choice for me.
Q: What is your favorite meal at home/when away at school?
A: Cooking is a major past-time for me, so whenever I can manage the time to make a gourmet home-cooked meal I take it! Perhaps my favorite meal to cook and eat would be my Grandma’s sweet & sour spare ribs.
Q: What is your favorite brand of sneaker?
A: Definitely Nike. Jordan Band sneakers, specifically, have a special place in my heart.
Q: What would you title/name your autobiography?
A: "Chasing Food: How I found my dreams, passion, and inspiration"
Q: Finish this sentence, "People would be surprised to learn that I..."
A: ...I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and I was a three-time state football champion.
Student Doctor Grant Yonemoto