Following her passion: Pediatrician Dr Dawn Thompson

Dr. Dawn Thompson, M.D., Pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ,  shares her unusual path to becoming a physician. She attended college on a volleyball scholarship intending to major in international business. After a knee injury required her to undergo rehabilitation, she became interested in medicine and was encouraged by her physical therapist to pursue a medical degree. Her love of children led her to specialize in pediatrics and her favorite part of the day is seeing the newborn babies.

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