My name is Jamie Katuna.
I am a big-picture thinker who wants to improve the healthcare experience for physicians, patients, and students.
I believe we must embrace creativity in the medical world. It is currently dominated by structure, fear, and secrecy; and that culture stifles progressive change. If we are not able to creatively express the problems within the healthcare system, how would we ever dream of fixing them?
I began my undergraduate career at the University of San Francisco as a Kinesiology major. After three years, I transferred to UC-San Diego, where I graduated with a Global Health degree.
I am now a first-year medical student in California. It is important to me that all views expressed are mine alone, and not representative of (or influenced by) any institution, so I will not list my school here. If you ask me about it I am happy to tell you, otherwise I will try to maintain my individuality.
Soccer and basketball were my entire life as a child. When high school started, I realized basketball was my truest love, so I transitioned to playing it year-round.
I earned a Division 1 scholarship to the University of San Fransisco, where I played for two years before breaking my foot and redshirting the year. After a year of recovery, I transferred to play for Heidi VanDerveer at the University of California - San Diego. I completed my career at UCSD as a captain, and as the leading scorer in the conference with All-Conference and All-Region accolades.