|Alumni Spotlight: David Weiss|
David Weiss '08 • MD and MPH Candidate at Tufts University
1) Why did you decide to join City Year?
I was excited about doing something that was different from anything I'd ever done before. I was drawn to City Year's powerful service, and how excited Corps Members were about the work they do.
Working in the South Bronx was a formative experience for me. My abstract understanding of classism,racism, xenophobia quickly became informed by concrete experience. These experiences and a desire to continue to live a life of service led me to where I am today, beginning a career in community health.
After a City Year hosted an 18 minute networking event during my corps year, I decided to pursue an additional degree in public health. I am currently finishing up my MD and MPH degrees at Tufts University and will be placed in a Family Medicine residency next.
There's a PITW (Putting Idealism to Work) about how it
is a privilege to do the work you do that I learned during my corps year.
As cheesy as it sounds, it couldn't be more true. As I continue my work
and training, I often find it useful to take a step back and remember that
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