Cecily graduated from Yale University where she majored in English. Before attending Icahn, Cecily worked in Washington, DC in federal healthcare consulting, and in Arizona, for a public health organization that collaborates with indigenous communities. She enrolled in the MD program in 2019.
At Icahn, Cecily was accepted into the Primary Care Scholars Program, an immersive 4-year clinical curriculum for students dedicated to pursuing a career in primary care. She was co-president of the Geriatrics Interest Group and the Palliative Care Interest Group, and was a clerkship representative for the Ambulatory Care-Geriatrics Clerkship. She participated in a summer program in aging research (MSTAR) at Johns Hopkins and published a first-author manuscript about falls during COVID-19. Cecily also conducted a research project with two classmates investigating if the co-creation of legacy projects could combat ageism in medical trainees. One of Cecily’s most impactful experiences at Icahn was caring for two chronically ill older adult patients at the student-run free clinic, EHHOP, during her MS3 and MS4 years.
Cecily would like to thank her family, her classmates, and her friends, for their endless support during medical school. She would also very much like to thank her faculty mentors, including many in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, who have provided her with guidance and encouragement, and inspired her as tireless advocates for their patients.
Cecily will graduate with her MD degree and continue her residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale Primary Care in New Haven, CT.