Over the last three years, I've been so lucky to get lessons from different attendings, students, and mentors who impacted how I view patients, practice medicine, and engage with health systems. Thanks to these mentors, I've been able to develop and hone how I approach patients especially regarding their unique socioeconomic background. One thing that I think is unique to the education at NJMS is how heavily we integrate health equity and social justice into our larger curriculum. It's become more apparent, especially during this pandemic, that social determinants of health play an incredible role in providing sustainable and equitable patient care. When talking to my colleagues across the country, they are often shocked when I describe how robust our curriculum is, and how frequently we discuss the variety of factors which impact patient care. The fact that we've had numerous discussions on topics - from providing gender affirming care, to health insurance access, to the impact of race and medicine - shows that we consider health to be more than biological. These lessons go outside of the classroom as well, and in the last year I've connected these lessons directly to patient interactions. Many schools can teach clinical sciences, but it takes a special institution to seamlessly integrate health equity in a manner that empowers us to critically examine how we interact with our patients. I believe that this focus makes me a more conscientious and prepared physician, and I'll be sure to take these lessons with me as I transition to directly providing care.