In the second episode of our medical student series, Holding Pressure, Marlene and Megan sit down with Kirthi, Paulina, and Alexandra to discuss some of their advice on interviewing for residency. They also revisited excerpts from an episode published December 2020 titled “Advice for Applicants to the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency,” where Dr. Chelsea Dorsey from University of Chicago, Dr. Murray Shames from University of South Florida, and Dr Arash Fereydooni, who was a PGY1 at Stanford integrated vascular program at the time, gave us their take on the entire application process (Link to full episode below).
Kirthi Bellamkonda (@kirthisb) is a PGY-1 at the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine, and also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a masters degree from University of Oxford.
Paulina Villanueva is a PGY-1 at the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program at THE Ohio State University Hospital Wexner Medical Center. She graduated from Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from UCLA, as well as a masters degree from California State Polytechnic University in Biological Sciences.
Alexandra Gobble is a PGY-2 at the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program at THE Ohio State University Hospital Wexner Medical Center. She graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Material and Biomaterials Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology .
Advice for Applicants to the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency - complete episode from which sound clips were extracted
So You’ve Matched into Vascular...Now What (Part 1) - featuring Kirthi as a medical student
Marlene Garcia-Neuer (@GarciaNeuer) is a MS4 at THE Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Megan Tenet (@megantenet) is a MS4 at Georgetown University School of Medicine
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