Everett Clinic pediatrician Dr. Jane Lester volunteers with the UW School of Medicine Alumni Association’s Student-Alumni Information Days (SAID) program answering students’ questions about life as a practicing physician.
“I love meeting students because they are so fresh and enthusiastic and curious and motivated! I enjoy sharing my love of pediatrics and my dedication to work-life balance. We have wonderful conversations about how to balance being a doctor and a parent, being a genuine contributor to one’s practice, while enjoying a family and not burning out,” she said.
Dr. Lester was recently featured in an interview in the UW School of Medicine alumni newsletter. She talked about how she got into medicine.
"I earned a liberal arts degree and worked as a middle-school math teacher and PE teacher-coach for three years, and then changed course to attend the UW School of Medicine. I trained at Seattle Children's and have worked as a primary-care pediatrician for 23 years at The Everett Clinic. I knew I would be a pediatrician because I've always loved spending time with kids — as a piano teacher, camp counselor, babysitter and tutor,” she said.
Read the rest of the Q&A With SAID Volunteer and Pediatrician Jane Lester, M.D. ’86, Res. ’90.