King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
Reading, watching TV, spending quality time with my kids
It is like a tight-knit family. Helpful seniors and program co-ordinators, varied patient population.
Emory University School of Medicine
Balancing work and family
Running, quilting, singing, mommying
Very warm and receptive program staff and hospital personnel, location, diverse patient population.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
General pediatrics or neonatology with yearly international medicine
Reading, traveling, magazine editing, the outdoors
All of the fellow residents and attendings are kind and friendly people who are equally encouraging outside the hospital environment. There's an incredible variety of cases and cultures that keep things interesting. And the intern year schedule is far from overwhelming, leaving a lot of time to explore D.C. and Northern Virginia.
Howard University College of Medicine
Dance aned theater, reading, spending time at National Harbor with my husband
I love Inova Fairfax because the program offers an amazing network of support from attendings and senior residents. I love this program because the learning opportunities are abundant, and provide an education with real depth and breadth. It is really exciting to treat patients with pathology that you only expected to read about. There is a great balance between work and quality of life, which is really nice when you live so close to a culturally rich city like Washingtn, D.C. When you join the program you become part of a well coordinated, high-achieving family, focused on evidence based quality of care and determined to make you an excellent pediatrician ready and able to achieve your goals.
St. Louis Uniersity School of Medicine
I am not sure yet. I like a little bit of everything.
Shopping, TV, family sports
Diverse patient population, great learning environment, awesome fellow residents, attendings who are focused on teaching.
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
I enjoy spending time with my spoiled dogs, watching college football (go Hokies!), traveling and spending time with friends out and about in Northern Virginia and D.C.
This program was so appealing to me because of the friendly atmosphere and relationship among the residents and attendings. The approachability of everyone we work with makes for an optimal learning environment. The size of the program is optimal as well: small enough that everyone has a voice and we can work one-on-one with attendings/specialists, and large enough to be a major referral center, have virtually every subspecialty, and see a vast variety of patients and pathology.
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Originally Hays, KS; now Fairfax, VA
General pediatrics for now
Shopping, traveling, reading, Jayhawk athletics, friends and family
Fellow residents, great attendings and interesting cases.
Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
Toronto, Canada, but now settled in Northern Virginia
Undecided as to which subspecialty, but I would like to work in an academic setting.
Cooking and baking, watching musicals, wine shopping, composing music
Everyone is very supportive, friendly and understanding, especially our program director, Dr. Donnelly, and our chiefs. I love living in the D.C. metro area with its convenience, variety of cultural experiences, coexistence of both urban and suburban settings. I know it's redundant, but we really do see the widest spectrum of cases at Inova. If you are the type of person who learns by seeing actual cases, then this is THE PLACE to be!
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
Dancing, traveling, yoga
Perfect combination of a great learning place with a large diversity of patients, lots of research opportunities, attendings and seniors who love to teach and are always there to help you. Great nurses and ancillary staff are a huge bonus.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Adolescent medicine or public health
Spending time with my son and husband, church, nonfiction reading, movies, live comedy
What appealed to me most about Inova Fairfax is its emphasis on learning. Unlike most programs which have overwhelming first-year schedules, our curriculum is designed to ease residents into the process. Although we work hard, there is ample time for other things like studying or spending time with family. Another great aspect of the program is the nice balance between autonomy and oversight of residents. Finally, there is a great support system here which is particularly important to me being that I am so far away from my own family and friends.
Community pediatrics and primary care for the underserved
Hanging out with friends, volunteering with animal rescue, yoga, traveling
Supportive, family-like atmosphere, great resident/faculty interactions, ICCC, great balance of complicated or unusual patient cases with bread and butter peds.
George Washington University
Playing with babies and giving out stickers (aka general outpatient pediatrics)
Chasing around my 1-year-old son and trying to make him laugh, singing karaoke and pretending I'm on Glee, dancing and wishing I was in a dance crew.
The people. I truly love my fellow residents and can always count on them for help and support. Attendings are committed to teaching and really looking at us as individuals. The food in the cafe is pretty good, too!
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