Maya Tsao-Wu, MD
Undergraduate: Pomona College
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Maya grew up mostly in Alaska and Vietnam before going to Pomona College, where she graduated Cum Laude with a BA in molecular biology. After a year working as an ED scribe in Washington state, she moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania for medical school. Maya enjoyed volunteering with the student pediatric society, especially in her role as the Paw Prints Editor, delivering monthly activity booklets to children in the hospitals, ED, and clinics. She also enjoyed mentoring pre-med students from throughout southcentral Pennsylvania and returning to Arizona to work with Indian Health Service as part of Penn State’s Global Health Scholar Program.
Brown stood out to Maya on the interview trail because of the incredible kindness and warmth of the faculty and residents, along with the strength of its categorical training programs. Maya is currently undecided on her career path, but she has particularly enjoyed her experiences in childhood obesity research, infectious disease, and global health.
In her free time, Maya enjoys cross country skiing, sci-fi/fantasy audiobooks, lettering, bullet journaling, praying, and eating good food with friends and family.
- Participant in the Research Track (BRIAR)
- Received a 2023 AAP CATCH Grant for a project entitled “Equipping Schools to Stop the Bleed”
- Positive Champion of the Learning Environment, 2023