It was a happy day last month when Dr Pincus graduated as a doctor from UQ School of Medicine.
It was confusing too, as the latest Dr Pincus (Sophia) is the fourth generation Dr Pincus in her family.
Dr Pincus the first and second were both GP's in Brisbane. Dr Pincus the third (David R Pincus) is a paediatrician here at Leading Steps. Dr Pincus the fourth (Sophia Pincus) is working in Brisbane and hoping to follow in her father’s footsteps into paediatrics.
Sophia Pincus said she feels very fortunate to be starting a career in medicine, especially with such great role models in her father and grandfather.
“My dad always says doing medicine is a privilege because you make a difference and spend your life helping people,” said Sophia.
Having spent her childhood practicing ward rounds on her dolls and stuffed toys Sophia was happy to be accepted into medicine after school.
The first weeks got off to a slightly rocky start when she realized she had never studied biology.
“My granddad asked if I needed any help with med school. When I asked him what an aorta was, he looked pretty worried about how I would go,” said Sophia.
He needn’t have been concerned, as Dr Pincus (version 4) has gone on to make her great grandfather, grandfather and father proud.