Kevin Vu – Cary College

Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 9.41.51 PMHometown: Austin, Texas

Undergrad: University of Texas At Dallas

Interests: Weightlifting, Music, Cooking

Medical Interests: PM&R, Pain Management

Fun Fact: I enjoy social dancing, particularly salsa!

What I like about UTSW: I really enjoy how UTSW and medicine has brought me closer with people who share the same interests as me. I’m always astounded at how talented my classmates are, and it’s been amazing getting to be in the same classrooms, wards, and area with them.

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Fraz Haseen – Sprague College

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Hometown: Arlington, TX

Undergrad: UT Austin

Interests: Bonsai, Cooking, Board games, Hiking, Woodworking

Medical Interests: Emergency Medicine

Fun Fact: I once high-fived all the members of Imagine Dragons at one of their concerts.

What I like about UTSW: The people at UTSW are the best! It’s great to be a part of a community that is so welcoming and supportive. Also, the food at the Friday applicant dinners is pretty good too.

Bailey Shepherd – Seldin College

baileyHometown: 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!

Larry Huynh – Pritchard College

10336778_2133963223796_1100816296894702022_nHometown: 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.

Analise Doney – Fashena College

31961201_10156348905794850_7968017692542107648_nHometown: 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.

Aya Alame – Estabrook College

Alame_photo.pngHometown: 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!

Ali Mohamedi – Cary College

dsc_2719.jpgHometown: 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.

Adriana Torres – Estabrook College

Student of the WeekHometown: 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.

What is ACLS?

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