Eileen Wong, ’07, MD ’11 (Wayne State)
Eileen completed her bachelor’s 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.
Like most of the Ehrlich Alumni Scholars, Eileen deeply enjoys the community afforded to her through this scholarship.Though she is long gone from Westwood, the Ehrlich scholar community and living close to the Rose Bowl help her stay true blue. Needless to say, she is a proud member and supporter of this scholarship.
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 did her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where she was awarded the Murray Brandstater Award of Leadership and served as chief resident. She is now a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician in the Los Angeles area.