Jonathan Huang

Jonathan Huang

Medical Resident/Fellow

Professional Summary

Personal Statement
Throughout my clerkship year of medical school, I truly enjoyed the intense relationships I shared with hospital patients and the longitudinal relationships I built with clinic patients. I was always striving to know and understand my patients better. Sometimes, I learned mundane details like how bland hospital food was. Other times, conversations were more profound - a Parkinson’s disease patient once shared with me a picture of the biggest tuna he caught with his son before he was unable to continue his hobby.  Forming and cultivating these unique relationships drives me to provide optimal care for my patients with excellence clinically, spiritually, and emotionally. I found that internal medicine provides the best blend of strong patient relationships, opportunities for education, and clinical growth. All of these experiences confirmed for me that I would cherish the strong patient relationships and medical complexities that await me in a future career in internal medicine.

Why I Chose Cincinnati
When I was perusing through the UC IM residency website, I knew from my gut that this was a special program. As a medical student with an interest in medical education and a former career in tutoring, I was immediately drawn to the emphasis on patient care, education, and personal growth. These areas of focus were highlighted during my interview day at UC. I was impressed that the interviewers and Dr. Warm knew my application very well and wanted to understand what made me want to practice medicine. I also felt that the personalized coaching and metrics offered at the program would help me grow as a patient educator, advocate, and provider. Most importantly, the strong camaraderie among the many residents who were present at the virtual interview was obvious even though I was not physically present. I enjoyed all the little jokes, laughing, and commentary, and I could see myself working well with my (now) co-residents. After interview day, I knew that UC was where I wanted to be at for training and I am so glad that this came true. I am ending up at a place which offers great training, innovations in medical education and personal development, a familial atmosphere, and a great location for me to spend quality time with old and new friends.


MD: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine