Eileen Wong, ’07, MD ’11 (Wayne State)

Eileen Wong completed her B.A. in Political Science at UCLA in 2007. The Norma J. Ehrlich Alumni Scholarship allowed Eileen to flourish freely at UCLA and explore her interests in both the sciences and the humanities.

Throughout her years at UCLA, Craig Ehrlich, the founder of the scholarship, was supportive of her dividing her time between writing for the Daily Bruin and doing clinical research for the UCLA Rehabilitation Center.

One of Eileen’s fondest memories was being an UCLA Unicamp counselor. Alongside fellow Bruins, Eileen took kids ages 10-14 up to the San Gabriel mountains for a week-long camp. She remembers one particular night when one of her 4th grade campers pointed out a bat sleeping on the ceiling inside their cabin. This keen observation resulted in a lot of screaming amongst the young campers and a cabin evacuation.

After her undergraduate studies, Eileen went on to obtain her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is now a board- certified Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician in Tucson, Arizona.