Peer Academic Coach
Candice Kim, M.S. (she/they) is a sixth-year M.D./Ph.D. in Education student. Her research focuses on how to better assess and teach expert clinical decision-making to medical trainees. She is also passionate about designing and assessing curricula in social justice to train the future generation of physicians to be humanistic, culturally responsive healthcare providers. She earned her bachelors and masters degrees in biology from Stanford University and previously conducted research in cancer biology and regenerative medicine.
As a queer, gender-fluid student who is a survivor of trauma and has struggled with mental health, Candice is passionate about advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community and helping all students thrive. As a Peer Learning Consultant, she is excited to work with students in developing strategies that support not only achieving academic goals but also empowering wellness and self-identity. Candice is also dedicated to helping students, particularly those with marginalized identities, feel empowered to share their stories through creative writing and public speaking. She has led creative writing workshops in places like Napa and Portland and organized a multitude of storytelling opportunities for students through the School of Medicine’s Medicine & the Muse program in medical humanities.