Why did you choose WIH/Brown OB/GYN?
I wanted to find a strong academic program that also placed value on its residents' lives outside the hospital. I think residency, like med school, can consume as much of your life as you let it, so it's important to remember to try to stay balanced and hold on to your life/identity outside of work. Brown residents work super hard but still make time for partners, kids, dogs, cats, etc. and the program really supports that. Academically this is a very well-respected program but the people are still so down to earth. I just hope I can live up to the hype...
What are your interests within OB/GYN?
I like being in the OR and taking care of sick patients, so I'm considering Gyn Onc. Although to be fair, I have had more exposure to Gyn than Ob, so we'll see if that changes as the year goes on! I could also see myself being a generalist. I like the continuity of care that Ob/Gyns get to have with patients, while still being surgeons.
What is your favorite thing to do in Providence or Rhode Island?
Exploring all the delicious restaurants. I'm planning to eat my way through this city...
Where do you live?
Edgewood neighborhood of Cranston. Takes me less than 15 mins to bike to work!
One piece of advice for candidates:
Try to relax and enjoy this! Interviewing is a totally bizarre and exhausting experience... But it's also an incredible opportunity to get to see how different places around the country practice medicine and train doctors. There are so many excellent programs out there where you will get great training, so try to find a place where you feel like the people are a good fit.