Reflections on the Weight-Loss Journey of a Morbidly Obese Medical Student

Our member Sebastian Shaw shares his experience battling with weight-loss and the way that it has affected his approach to medicine. If you’re interested in learning more about career development in either clinical or basic research endocrinology check out the careers section of our website.


I want to share my thoughts with you. These encompass several areas in both medical education and medical practice.  I also aim to shed light on how I lost the weight, why I lost it and what it might mean for my career. It is my hope that this short piece might change the ways in which we see and help patients who are trying to lose weight – a view into their world facilitated through my experiences and introspection. Continue reading “Reflections on the Weight-Loss Journey of a Morbidly Obese Medical Student”