- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Northwestern University
- BS/MD Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME)
Christopher Yang is a first year medical student at the Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University through the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) with a major in Biological Sciences and a concentration in Genetics & Genomics. In college, Christopher dedicated much of his time to health technology entrepreneurship and worked on a medical device startup called Track Trainer. The product was a physical rehabilitation device for stroke patients that aims to transform rehabilitation into an engaging, intuitive, and affordable process. In the summer before his senior year, Christopher worked as a software engineering intern at a Chicago health software startup company called Human Practice, which aims to connect patients to appropriate medical specialists in prestigious healthcare systems. His other commitments in Northwestern included serving a variety of roles on the executive board of the Chinese Students Association and performing urban dance as a member of the Refresh Dance Crew.
In high school, Christopher demonstrated an affinity for education, tutoring, and mentorship in a variety of ways. He founded a physics club in order to tutor students competing in academic physics competitions and worked as a private tutor in SAT Biology and math. He also served as the Vice President of his school’s chapter of the National Honors Society, where his responsibility was to coordinate the tutoring and mentorship of underclassmen students.
In the college application process, Christopher was accepted to a variety of different undergraduate and BA/MD programs – most notably the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) at Northwestern University and the Program in Liberal Medical Education at Brown University. Christopher loves developing new relationships and connecting with people in a meaningful way, which allows him to be an effective personal mentor and friend. He has a curious mind, a passion for medicine, and a love of education. Finally, he is eager to help others pursue their dreams of entering the field of medicine, and he believes that all driven students have the potential to do so.