Justin Han, MDBoise Program
Class of 2026
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hi there! My name is Justin Han, and I immigrated with my family to the Midwest from China at a young age. I grew up mostly in a suburb near Columbus, OH. As a child, I always told my parents and teachers I wanted to be a doctor. I continued down this road and studied Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University during undergrad. GO BUCKS! The summer after college, I was inspired to work as a medical in Haiti after reading Mountains Beyond Mountains. For three months, Haiti imprinted me with a desire to provide healthcare to communities without access. I must have really enjoyed experiences like going off-roading and enduring endless potholes to deliver Keppra to a 10-year-old at the “village watering hole.”
Soon after, I found myself packing up my Honda CR-V. I drove across the country from Ohio to Portland, Oregon to begin my AmeriCorps service year. I worked for College Possible to support high achieving, low-income high school students apply to college. In Portland, I was also introduced to a variety of new outdoor hobbies including backcountry skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, and trail running.
After my year of service, I packed up my CR-V again to head back to Ohio and attend medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. During my clinical rotations, I became interested in becoming a full-spectrum family medicine physician. My clinical interests include obstetrics, addiction medicine, global health, and health care policy. I am beyond excited to have matched at Full Circle Health-Boise and to be moving to Idaho with my wife, Emily, who also enjoys playing in the mountains! As a physician, I hope to help address the lack of healthcare access rural communities face in Idaho and beyond.