Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim

Physician


Partners in Health

Boston, MA USA


Following your dreams is one thing, but you're going to be much better at following your dreams if you have some skill.

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Jim Yong Kim

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Told his father that he wanted to study philosophy at college.
His father replied, "you can do anything you want...after you finish your medical residency."
Echoes his parents' advice: "Find a skill that no one can take away from you."
Found a medical degree that would allow him to study anthropology, considered that a good compromise.
Didn't take the route he'd necessarily visualized, but ended up working in the field of political justice, which is what he always dreamed of.
Partners in Health provides modern healthcare to those who need it most, which has always been Kim's life dream.
Says it took him trying a lot of different things-volleyball, anthropology, pharmacology-to find the one thing he was passionate about.
Thinks everyone has a window of time where they can "really go after their dreams"; stresses that you have to be sure not to miss that opportunity.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Human Biology
Brown University
Doctorate
Medicine
Harvard University
Doctorate
Anthropology
Harvard University

Career

Physician

I bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Medicine
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People