|Dr Yvonne Sin|
What profession might you have pursued, if not medicine?
Which talent would you most like to have?
Musical talent of any kind. Or being able to be invisible.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Getting into medicine despite setbacks.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Working at a place I find fulfillment, spending quality time with my family, and being content with what I have.
What is your greatest fear?
Seeing pain and suffering in people I love.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What characteristic do your favorite patients share?
Being self-motivated and having a sense of humor.
Which living physician do you most admire?
Dr Joanne Liu, president of Doctors Without Borders.
What is your favorite activity?
Watching the sunset.
On what occasion do you lie?
Never, because one lie can lead to another.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“How’s it going?” I once said this, without realizing, to a 3-year-old. He just looked at me blankly while eating his cracker.
Where would you most like to practise?
In beautiful BC, close to my family and friends.
What technological medical advance do you most anticipate?
Gene mapping with a bedside device.
What do you most value in your colleagues?
Compassion and honesty.
What is your greatest regret?
Not asking for answers at the time a situation is happening, and always wondering why afterwards.
How would you like to die?
Quickly, and with a smile on my face.
What is your motto?
We can do this!
Dr Sin recently completed her family medicine residency at UBC and is looking forward to working in full-service family medicine and maternity care. She completed her BSc (Pharm) and MD at UBC. She joined the BCMJ Editorial Board in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, and practising yoga.
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