Poised to Practice: Dyckman Institute Scholar makes her way in medicine

Editor's note:

The Manhattan Times published this article about Aury García on March 12, 2020.

Gregg McQueen (Manhattan Times)
March 13, 2020

For Aury García, opportunity has always been close.

Growing up in Washington Heights, García always had an interest in being a doctor and dreamed of attending nearby Columbia University, but just didn’t think it was within reach.

“I thought, absolutely not,” she said.

“I’ve lived here most of my life,” added García, who was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Northern Manhattan at age six. “I’ve really seen the lack of resources in the public schools and need for social support services.”

But today, she is a medical student at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) set to graduate on May 20th.

Read the full story about Aury García at the Manhattan Times.