I’ve always been interested in science
and I thought for a while that I was going to be doing bench research until I
did a volunteer experience at the University of Southern California at one
of their women’s and children’s hospitals where I participated in a
delivery and it was a very life-changing event. I was, you know, 20 years old and I
thought, “wow this is pretty cool, I’ve gotta, I’ve got to be a part of that.” Yizhou
Ernst, OBGYN. I went to undergrad at the University of Southern California in Los
Angeles, so I’m a Trojan. Then I did a graduate program at Georgetown
University. I have a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics. My medical
degree I did at the, it’s called the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and I did my
residency training at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
I really like the fact that we’re a part of women’s lives from, you know, the first
time they have their period to when they’re menopausal – all the way through.
Sometimes we’re the only physicians that they see throughout the years
because a lot of women don’t really go to see family practice doctors so we’re
the whole woman physician.