Artist Statement

I hope to never lose sight of the reasons why I became a physician: to make deep, real connections with patients while they may be going through one of the worst or most uncertain time of their lives - offering comfort and expertise to ease their worries - and to assist them in becoming the best, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. Remembering my "why" has helped me overcome the struggles and trials of medical school, and I will continue to hold it close to me throughout my medical career.

About the Artist

Rachel Pray is currently a third-year medical student at Nova Southeastern University - Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and is a member of the Health Professions Scholarship Program.

She has plans to pursue internal medicine residency at an active duty military base upon graduation of medical school. Her medical interests include critical care medicine, gastroenterology, and hospitalist medicine. Her hobbies include exercising, vlogging, journaling, and focusing on balance between life and medicine.

Her future career will be a beautiful combination of personalized patient care, health prevention, leadership, patient and resident advocacy, and making genuine connections with each of her patients.