Hometown: North Richland Hills, TX
Undergrad: Texas Christian University
Interests: finding the best queso in Dallas, movies, cooking, spending time with friends and family
Medical Interests: OBGYN, Internal Medicine
Fun Fact: I just got engaged!!!
What I like about UTSW: The people are by far my favorite thing about UTSW. I love my classmates and there is honestly no one in our class who I don’t feel comfortable talking to or working with. Plus, I feel the training we’re receiving in Dallas is outstanding!
Hometown: Spring, TX
Undergrad: Yale University
Interests: Taekwondo, board games, finding new places to eat, not dying to seasonal allergies
Medical Interests: Internal Medicine, Immunology
Fun Fact: I rode my first roller coaster three years ago. My life flashed before my eyes several times that day.
What I like about UTSW: The Colleges system and curriculum make it easier to meet people in smaller groups.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Undergrad: Texas A&M University
Interests: Fetch, making mediocre art, John Mulaney
Medical Interests: OB-GYN
Fun Fact: I spent the first 15 years of my life thinking it was “blush you” instead of “bless you.”
What I like about UTSW: I love how diverse the student body is. At A&M, I never felt comfortable enough to participate in an LGBT organization. Here, I was able to play a leading role in Pride.
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Undergrad: Harvard University
Interests: Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Coffee
Medical Interests: I haven’t decided on a specialty, but I definitely want to be involved in research.
Fun Fact: I was studying abroad in Spain when they won the World Cup in 2010!
What I like about UTSW: My classmates are so kind and welcoming and the faculty are accessible and supportive!
Hometown: Arlington TX
Undergrad: University of Texas at Arlington
Interests: Basketball, Tennis, Traveling, Running
Medical Interests: Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, and Anesthesiology.
Fun Fact: I became a black belt in karate at the age of 11 somehow!
What I like about UTSW: I like UT Southwestern because of the wide variety of patient population we are able to care for and the diversity of the student body. It is a pleasure to work with people from all walks of life and be able to call them colleagues.
Hometown: Plano, TX
Undergrad: UT Dallas
Interests: Classical music, playing the oboe, hiking (..and Anki)
Medical Interests: Ophthalmology
Fun Fact: I sometimes plan vacations to cities just so I can ride their rollercoasters.
What I like about UTSW: The people! I’ve met so many great peers and doctors.
Hometown: Harlingen, Texas
Undergrad: St. Mary’s University
Interests: Boxing (I fight bags not people), soccer, movies, dessert.
Medical Interests: Pediatrics, Pulmonology
Fun Fact: I make a pretty sweet grapefruit pie. Don’t knock it till you try it!
What I like about UTSW: The colleges system! I met my closest friends through Estabrook-related activities, so I’m a huge fan.
Here comes the last official post of Pre-Clerkship!
It’s been a fun ride, now time to move on to the wards and slowly turn our caterpillars into butterflies (or something along those lines).
There isn’t much to discuss this week, but here you go:
1. Faculty Excellence Reception – We have reached out to the award winners that couldn’t attend on Friday, and they all wanted us to convey their appreciation to the class.
2. End of Pre-Clerkship Potluck – This is taking place at MedPark tomorrow (Tuesday, December 5th), starting at 6PM. Please bring something edible to share. We will be providing some food as well. Here’s the Facebook event page. Significant others are welcome to attend. If you have a holiday sweater, this would be a great occasion to wear it.
3. This week we’ve posted two student profiles. Head on over to the Student Profile tab to learn more about Daniel Burguete of Pritchard College and Matt Schreiber of Seldin College.
4. College Olympics are on Thursday afternoon, go have fun and support your MS1s and Senators who have been working hard to put this on.
Happy holidays to everyone,
Clementine and Umaru
Hometown: Austin, TX
Undergrad: UT Austin
Grad: UT School of Public Health
Interests: Music, playing piano, learning languages
Medical Interests: Surgery and Psychiatry
Fun Fact: This summer I was an intern at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.
What I like about UTSW: A supportive environment exists that ensures student success along with overall well-being.
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Undergrad: Baylor University
Interests: Food, traveling, being in good company, having a great time
Medical Interests: Surgery
Fun Fact: Only child and only grandson
What I like about UTSW: The freedom/flexibility the new curriculum allows students to have. Parkland Hospital and Clements University hospital.