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.

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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

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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.