Dr. Eppstein chose to go into medicine because she is passionate about children, global health, undeserved populations and advocacy. This passion is most evident in the Tijuana free clinic she started while in medical school. The result of bi-national, multi-institutional cooperation, the clinic provides free medical care to hundreds of patients, as well as a tremendous learning environment for the students of the two medical schools that participate, the University of California – San Diego and Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.
After interviewing at Cincinnati Children’s, Dr. Eppstein knew it would be an ideal fit due not only to its concern with global health, but also, to the type of people that characterize the institution—passionate, intelligent and approachable. Since arriving here, her initial impressions have been confirmed, and she is more than satisfied with her decision.
Over the next three years, Dr. Eppstein is certain that Cincinnati Children’s will provide her with a well-rounded education, with exposure to all levels of care, and via the Global Health Track, exposure to many different cultures.