Profiles of Success
Sarah Jensen – Allopathic MedicineNU 2012, B.S. Chemistry; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Class of 2018
1. What led to your interest in a career in medicine? Who or what inspired you?
A friend of mine passed away from cancer during our senior year of high school. Throughout his long battle, I was exposed to so many different aspects of medicine, from diagnosis to treatment to palliative care. From that point on, I have been interested in oncology, specifically pharmacology research. I loved my work in drug discovery, but I realized in order to feel fulfilled, I needed to make more of an impact on peoples’ lives. After shadowing doctors and seeing the hospital from a different perspective, I knew I wanted to become a physician. Read more…