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Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Yi-Hsien (Renee)Yeh, MD

Yi-Hsien (Renee) Yeh

First Year Resident

Where are you from?

Taipei, Taiwan

Where did you attend Medical School?

Texas A & M

Favorite memory of Medical School?

All the new things, friends, mentors, and opportunities that came along while being a medical student; including graduating on Zoom and the virtual party after the ceremony.

Favorite memory of your intern residency year?

Hanging out with future co-residents in Forest Park to celebrate graduation of Ophthalmology Class of 2020.

Why did you choose Ophthalmology?

I was drawn toward ophthalmology for its unique opportunity to treat patients with complications from systemic disease and to perform many intricate surgeries.

Why did you choose WashU?

WashU foster collegiality among healthcare providers, researchers, and supportive staff that fosters outstanding clinical and research training. The focus on education from leadership and multiple mentors, as well as the solid clinical training and variety of disease processes seen at WashU were also a huge draw. In addition, St. Louis is a great place for training with affordable cost of living, culture events, and outdoor activities.

How did you survive during quarantine?

Sharing a lot of home cooked meals, sourdough baking, and mini home gym with a quarantine buddy.

What are you most looking forward to during your residency?

Starting to learn ophthalmology fulltime and developing the necessary skills to become a successful ophthalmologist.

What are you not looking foward to during your residency?

Our inability to create more time for everything in life and career.

What specialty are you most interested in?