Dr. Gabrielle Mayer graduated early from NYU Grossman School of Medicine to join the front lines of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. A new doctor is prepared to deal with others’ sickness, but she hadn’t considered the possibility she could become sick. “Never when I signed up for a career in medicine did I think my life would be part of what was on the table,” she says in this Vital Signs podcast.
As a medical resident at NYU Langone, she cared for patients with COVID-19, helping save lives amid loss and sacrifice. But this native New Yorker never doubted her decision. “This is my city, my city is hurting,” she recalls.
Listen to this Vital Signs episode, “My City Is Hurting,” on Simplecast.