Abra H. Shen

Abra H. Shen

PGY-1
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

About Me

I’m a PGY-1 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington. Currently working on developing a PRS Virtual Curriculum for medical students around the world.

Education
  • MD, magna cum laude

    Harvard Medical School

  • SB in Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
    Theater Arts

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Interests
  • Medical Education
  • Basic Science Research
  • Precision Sports
  • Theatre

Projects

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Virtual Curriculum
Designed and developed an original virtual curriculum with curated learning modules and readings that cover main topics within plastic surgery.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Virtual Curriculum
AWS National Medical Student Committee
Served on the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) National Medical Student Committee as the Chief of Chapter Development.
AWS National Medical Student Committee
Research in Wound Healing and Scar Formation
Conducted research in the Longaker Lab at Stanford University as a 2019-20 Sarnoff Fellow.
Research in Wound Healing and Scar Formation

Activities

*
Archery

Archery

Started shooting archery over ten years ago and continue to practice when possible. Member of Kings Mountain Archers.

Stage Production

Stage Production

Worked as the Stage Manager for ‘Meaning in the Making: A Vibrant Spectacular of Mind, Hand, and Heart’ for the MIT community.

Music Video Parody

Music Video Parody

Directed the annual music video parody for the Harvard Medical School Class of 2020 which featured over 120 students and 30 faculty.

Competition Rifle Shooting

Competition Rifle Shooting

Competed in air rifle and 3-position smallbore rifle as a member of the MIT Varsity Rifle team for four years.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Directed Next Act’s 2016 production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a full-length musical with over 70 students involved in the cast and crew.

Recent Publications

Lessons Learned: Applicant Equity and the 2020-2021 Virtual Interview Season.
Plastic Surgery Residency Applicants' Perceptions of a Virtual Interview Cycle.
Preventing Engrailed-1 activation in fibroblasts yields wound regeneration without scarring.