Hina Rehman is currently a third year pediatric resident at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Hina is a native Texan who grew up in the sweet city of Sugar Land, located right outside of Houston. Growing up surrounded by a family of physicians and engineers, she was always fascinated by science and knew she wanted to pursue a career in medicine.
She attended the University of Houston where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Through her experience in engineering, Hina gained valuable problem-solving and critical thinking skills which are an asset to her career as a physician. After college, Hina worked as an academic consultant and spent her extra time volunteering at the local literacy council as an ESL tutor. She enjoyed working with a diverse population made up of all age groups, but especially loved interacting with the kids she taught.
She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, now McGovern Medical School. During medical school, she was actively involved in her school’s Pediatric Student Association and participated in a summer pediatric preceptorship to gain further exposure to the field. Additionally, she had the opportunity to travel to Riobamba, Ecuador as part of a study abroad program, where she was able to build her Spanish-speaking skills, work alongside physicians, and promote health advocacy through community outreach events. It was a culmination of these experiences that helped solidify her desire to become a pediatrician. She loved the breadth and diversity of disease processes pediatrics offered, as well as being able to interact with patients and their families.
Hina is thankful to have such a large and loving family that has supported her in all her endeavors. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling whenever she has the opportunity. She loves to entertain and continues to find joy in baking and cooking. She will find any excuse to experiment in the kitchen and discover new recipes. After residency, Hina hopes to further her passion for acute care and pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.