Carolina Andrade – Estabrook College


Hometown: Born and raised in Austin, TX

Undergrad: Oberlin College in Ohio – B.A. in Biology with a chem minor

Interests: traveling, eating tacos in Austin, dogs, viola/orchestra/chambermusic, improv, going out to the movies, Netflix

Medical Interests: Women’s Health, Adolescent Health, OB/GYN

Fun Fact: I performed in improv theaters around Austin for 1.5 years before starting medical school!

What I like about UTSW: Great faculty and residents who love to teach, having a mentor in our small colleges group who is so helpful, and I love the hospitals we get to work at during clerkships and meeting the patients. I also like getting to know more classmates in clerkships. Our class is full of great people who make rotations fun!


Swathi Ariyapadi – Cary College

hiHometown: Houston

Undergrad: UT Dallas

Interests: Indian classical dance, bhangra, reading

Medical Interests: Ob/Gyn, Pediatric-Neonatology

Fun Fact: I am a black belt in karate but I also love to dance—I guess it’s a good mix of strength and grace

What I like about UTSW: I love the support I have felt from classmates and attendings. Things like our colleges system have made it so much easier to find friends that will be in my life for years to come! I also appreciate how lucky we are as UTSW students, to work with a very unique and giving patient population in an environment centered around learning, messing up, and improving.

Steve Phan – Sprague College

Yosemite HSPHometown: Garland, TX

Undergrad: University of Texas at Dallas

Interests: Computers & gadgets, Tennis, Cooking, Traveling

Medical Interests: Surgery

Fun Fact: I like taking things a apart to see how they work, from computers to lawn mowers.

What I like about UTSW: I love how I have met and became great friends with so many people at UTSW! It’s amazing how natural it was to click with my classmates. All the seminars and lectures with free food are a plus too.

Sanjana Balachandra – Seldin College

20170610_140340.jpgHometown: Born in Brooklyn, raised in Houston

Undergrad: B.S.A Biology and Business Foundations Program ’16, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Cooking, shopping, exercising, listening to music, traveling

Medical Interests: ENT, surgery, GI, medical education, health policy

Fun Fact: I’ve been paragliding in the Himalayas and it was amazing

What I like about UTSW: There are so many things! I really love the depth of clinical knowledge and experience, the wonderful faculty who teach us, and the colleges system (shoutout to the best Senator Alex Guinn!!!). But most importantly, I love the people who make the hardships of med school worth it.

Shan Su – Pritchard College

Picture for shailaviHometown: Tyler, TX

Undergrad: UT Dallas

Interests: Viola/music, TED talks, friends, origami, swimming, ice skating, Grey’s Anatomy, combinations of the above

Medical Interests: Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine +/- GI, Ophthalmology, really open to anything at this point

Fun Fact: I think loading gels and watching the liquid settle down at the bottom of the wells is one of the underrated pleasures in life

What I like about UTSW: I like having the chance to work closely with a small team of classmates during clerkships because it allows me to have substantial interactions with people I otherwise might not have had a chance to get to know

Jozsef Bordas – Fashena College

jozef-taksony-bordas.jpgHometown: San Antonio

Undergrad: Duke University

Interests: writing, swing dance, drawing, horror

Medical Interests: anesthesiology, psychiatry

Fun Fact: One of my short stories just got published and I am writing a novel

What I like about UTSW: The community at UTSW is welcoming and supportive. I have made many friends so far and continue to make new ones as I progress through my clinical rotations.

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.

Fraz Haseen – Sprague College

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!