Meet the Class of 2017: Ali Majdzadeh

AliName: Ali Majdzadeh

Hometown: Coquitlam, BC

Undergrad University and major: UBC, Honours Physics/Biophysics

Why do you want to become a doctor?

To equip myself with the skill set that will enable me to reach out to and serve the underserved by addressing their unmet health needs, in addition to playing a role in the advancement of healthcare through medical research

Are there any individuals who you look up to or aspire to be like in the medical field?

I’m tremendously inspired by the clinician-scientists and other interdisciplinary researchers with whom I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating at the BC Cancer Research Centre over the past two years. Their incredible teamwork and cooperation with individuals from a wide array of disciplines (particularly non-medical areas such as physics) was admirable and led to great efficiency. I hope to one day be able to replicate such a skill.

What kind of medicine do you hope to practice?

It’s too early to say, but since technology is my passion, I would like to be active in a domain that allows for and which will greatly benefit from the integration of technological innovation and research. Perhaps it will be a continuation of my current research in biophotonics in dermatology. Or maybe even radiology.

What excites you the most about the next four years?

All the great opportunities that I will be able to get involved with: MUS clubs, research projects here and abroad, global health projects, geographically distributed clerkship rotations, and more! And that long sought-after MD of course.