This is perhaps because of her experimental drug use in the past.
Signature look: Wavy brown hair (sometimes straight, mostly tied up), casual dress, lab coat, usually high black leather boots, turtlenecks, leather jackets, long pants, and suspenders.
However, it must have been clear to Remy from her medical education that she had a 50/50 chance of developing Huntington's disease just as her mother did.
Despite the existence of a test for the genetic marker that ensures a patient will develop Huntington's, Remy rationalized that not knowing either way was a better option as it allowed her to plan for the long term by going to medical school and applying for desirable jobs in her field.
In The Dig, it was revealed that Remy's brother also suffered from Huntington's Disease and that Remy's time in prison was due to euthanizing him in the late stages of his illness.
House offered to euthanize her when the time came and when it was right. In House's Head, House mentioned the movie Altered State S, released in 1980, and Remy remarked that she hadn't been born then.
She also unwittingly exposed Henry Dobson as a fraud when she agreed to perform an echocardiogram that had been assigned to him.
As a result of her performance, she was made part of the final 10.
It is likely both elements were true as she was obviously smart and dedicated enough to get into medical school.
Despite her academic schedule, she did find the time to explore her sexual desires further, including an interlude with her roommate – a cheerleader from Iowa (as mentioned in the episode Epic Fail).
Thirteen often sees past a lot of the stereotypes that the other doctors have of people.
For example, she treats drug addicts the same as she would a patient without a drug addiction.
When Anne was finally institutionalized when Remy was about ten, Remy refused to accompany her on the trip to the care facility despite the urging of her father. In season 5, she regretted not having said goodbye.