Alumni Highlights: Tamara Bockow Kaplan
Alumni : Tamara Bockow Kaplan
I was a coordinator in the second year of HealthCorps – the summer of 2008! Now, I’m an associate neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. I have continued my love of teaching with medical students. Most importantly, I teach the course called “The Practice of Medicine,” and teach students how to talk to patients.
Also, I still keep in very close contact with two of my HealthCorps students from the high school I worked at, the Grand Street Campus in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I have served as a mentor, to one of my students, Joanna, since she was 17. She’s now an adult with a family of her own, but she still always seeks my advice. As I always tell her, I learn so much more from her than I could ever teach or advise! I am so grateful for my HealthCorps experience. It truly changed my life.
Now, I have a 6 month old daughter (almost 7 months) and I’m working on trying to feed her in the healthiest way to start good habits early.