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Success Stories - Dr Alexa Datko - Family Medicine Residency Match

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Alexa Datko, MD shares her journey to becoming an MD with Scott Harrah, MA, Director of Digital Content at UMHS. She discusses her hometown of San Diego, California, and her status as an elite NCAA Division 1 athlete at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Eventually winding up at UMHS more than six years after graduating from undergrad. Dr. Datko chose UMHS as her medical school because of the small class sizes and the reputation of having professors that were 100% dedicated to helping her succeed in becoming a medical doctor. She then discusses why she chose Family Medicine (with a concentration in OB and Women’s Health) as her choice of residencies. To read her in-depth interview with Scott Harrah, MA, Director of Digital Content at UMHS, please go to this link: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-alexa-datko-on-family-medicine-residency-in-wy" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-alexa-datko-on-family-medicine-residency-in-wy</a> To learn more about Family medicine as a specialty, please read this informative article: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/how-to-become-a-family-medicine-doctor" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/how-to-become-a-family-medicine-doctor</a> If you are interested in learning more about the University of Medicine and Health Science, the small class sizes, and the top-rated professors that are dedicated to helping you succeed in becoming a Medical doctor, check out this link: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools#why_umhs" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools#why_umhs</a> TimeStamps - 00:00 Alexa Datko, MD 00:30 Information about Dr. Datko 00:48 Residency in Family medicine in Wyoming 01:03 Always wanted to be a Doctor 02:08 Fell in love with women's health on core rotation 02:29 Why Dr. Datko decided to attend UMHS 03:51 Dr. Datko discusses influential professors at UMHS 06:02 Residency details in Casper, WY 07:53 Family medicine vs Internal medicine

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Success Stories - Dr Shivaan Oomrigar matches into Internal Medicine

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Shivaan Oomrigar, MD shares her very inspiring story of determination and perseverance that led to a successful match into an Internal Medicine residency at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital in her home State of Florida. During this interview, she expresses her appreciation to UMHS as she was turned down by every other medical school in the US and Caribbean, and UMHS gave her a chance when no one else would. She then goes on to discuss why she decided on Internal Medicine and the life-changing events that made her want to become a doctor. To read her in-depth interview with Scott Harrah, MA, Director of Digital Content at UMHS, please go to this link: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-shivaan-oomrigar-on-internal-medicine-residency-in-miami" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-shivaan-oomrigar-on-internal-medicine-residency-in-miami</a> To learn more about Internal Medicine as a specialty, please read this informative article: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/what-is-internal-medicine#what_do" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/what-is-internal-medicine#what_do</a> If you are interested in learning more about the University of Medicine and Health Science and how the admissions staff give deserving students like Dr. Oomrigan the opportunity to succeed, check out this link <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools#MD_faqs" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools#MD_faqs</a> and look for the section that discusses what UMHS admissions counselors look for in an applicant. TimeStamps - 00:00 Matching into Internal Medicine 00:30 Information about Dr. Oomrigar 02:01 Why Choose UMHS? 02:08 UMHS gave me a chance! 02:39 Dr. Oomrigar discusses influential professors and staff at UMHS 05:24 Description of Internal Medicine as a medical specialty 06:31 Why Dr. Oomrigar chose Internal Medicine 13:02 Why Dr. Oomrigar wanted to become a physician 13:18 Diagnosed with Retinoblastoma

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Success Stories - Michelle Hornedo MD - Internal Medicine Match

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Michelle Hornedo, MD shares her journey of matching into Internal Medicine. Michelle Hornedo, MD recently graduated from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) in Saint Kitts and was interviewed by Scott Harrah, MA the director of digital content for UMHS from the New York administrative office. Here are some of the key points of the video: Dr. Hornedo chose to attend UMHS because it was so warm and welcoming. In addition, she had a close friend at UMHS that helped her make up her decision to attend UMHS. She mentioned that the professors had an open-door policy and that everyone was willing to give extra help and support. Dr. Hornedo discusses the opportunities at UMHS that helped her match into Internal medicine. She also suggested that working harder than others are willing to do will help you stand out above other students competing for residency positions. Read more on a recent interview with Dr. Hornedo here: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-michelle-hornedo-on-internal-medicine-residency-in-oh" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-michelle-hornedo-on-internal-medicine-residency-in-oh</a> For more information about Internal Medicine as a Medical specialty go here <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/what-is-internal-medicine" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/what-is-internal-medicine</a> If you are a prospective student please check out our Caribbean Medical School overview page <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools</a> If you are interested in contacting Dr. Hornedo about Internal Medicine or have questions about her experience at UMHS, she can be reached here <a href="mailto:mhornedo@umhs-sk.net">mhornedo@umhs-sk.net</a> -TimeStamps - 00:00 Matching into Internal Medicine 01:51 Why Choose UMHS? 02:42 UMHS has great opportunities in many hospitals 03:20 Dr. Hornedo discusses influential professors and staff at UMHS 04:38 How the education at UMHS helped her match into Internal Medicine 06:45 Description of Internal medicine as a medical specialty 08:59 Advice for students interested in attending UMHS

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Pathways to Practicing Medicine in Canada: UMHS Alumni Share Their Experiences

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Join us for a special livestream event, “Pathways to Practicing Medicine in Canada: UMHS Alumni Share Their Experiences” on Monday, May 9 at 7 pm EDT. UMHS alumni Rebecca Bremner, MD, a hospitalist at Lakeview Family Health in Trenton, Ontario and Shamim Shakeel Khan, MD, a family medicine physician at Dayspring Medical Centre in Bolton, Ontario, will discuss their individual journeys to medical school, describe their pathways to practicing medicine in Canada, review key differences between practicing medicine in the United States and Canada, and provide tips for students hoping to establish a medical practice in Canada. Following the presentation, Drs. Bremner and Khan will answer audience questions during a live Q & A session.

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Success Stories - Jared Sharza MD - Emergency Medicine Match

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Jared Sharza, MD shares his journey of matching into Emergency Medicine at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Scott Harrah: I'm Scott Harrah, Director of Digital Content at UMHS, and today we're kicking off our Class of 2022 interviews with Dr. Jared Sharza that matched in emergency medicine at McLaren Macomb, in Michigan, and starts this summer. Dr. Sharza also did a lot of EMS and frontline work during the COVID pandemic and we're pleased to have him here today to talk about emergency medicine. Dr. Sharza, welcome and thanks for speaking with us today. Dr. Jared Sharza Thank you so much for having me, Scott. I'm more than happy to be here and to talk about my experiences from UMHS, and all the way up through clinicals, and hopefully the entire residency as well. Scott Harrah Awesome. Well, Dr. Sharza, let's start up by talking about your background, and why you chose UMHS over other medical schools. Where are you originally from? Dr. Jared Sharza: So, I'm from Canandaigua, New York. It's a small town in upstate New York. It's close to Rochester, for anybody who's familiar with the area. I went to undergrad at St. Lawrence University for two years, where I was trying to focus on economics and pre-law. And then I transferred over to Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where I studied anthropology. And afterwards I started getting involved with EMS where I was curious about medicine, but I wasn't really sold. I never did the pre-med traditional track or anything. So I really wanted to just get a little experience in that. And I ended up falling in love with EMS. I worked about a year after graduating undergrad, and I found myself in a position where I wanted to go further with medicine, but I just didn't have the traditional background. I ended up reading that book and decided that I really did want to go to the Caribbean. I wanted a life experience along with an education and I was looking into these different schools. And I remember I was working an overnight shift with EMS and I went to the UMHS Facebook page, and I kept seeing all these different names. But there is one student, who's one of my good friends, who actually was a student there at the time. So I sent him, it must have been 20 messages or something overnight. And the next morning he actually replied to all of them talking about the school. So that really sold me right then and there to get more information, to submit my application. And I absolutely do not regret it. Scott Harrah Wow. That's amazing. And I think you've already... I didn't realize you were a non-traditional student. What did you say your background was, your undergraduate was in again? Dr. Jared Sharza I first studied pre-law in economics, and then I studied anthropology. So from undergrad, when I studied anthropology, I really knew from earlier on I had an interest in adventure and discovery, and a curiosity about different cultures around the world. So going to the Caribbean just was a perfect opportunity for me. Scott Harrah Okay. And were there any professors or staff members, both in St. Kitts and Maine, that were especially helpful or inspiring to you succeed? Dr. Jared Sharza UMHS is a very community-driven campus. Whether it's St. Kitts, or whether it's in Maine. Dr. Afolabi has always been one of my supporters, and I always got motivation from him. He always just spread great messages and everything. May he rest in peace. Dr. Doherty was also a big proponent for continuing to move forward, continuing to challenge myself, but really everybody just on St. Kitts alone was awesome. And then definitely Dr. Thibodeau, up in Maine, really set us up for success and really pushed us. Scott Harrah: Excellent. And is there anything specific about your medical education at UMHS, whether it was basic sciences or clinical rotations, that helped you match in emergency medicine? Dr. Jared Sharza So in terms of emergency medicine, it's one of those areas where you have to, there's a saying, Jack of all master of none. And I guess it was just my curiosity, and fostering my education, and interest, from every single class that I had. -TimeStamps - 00:00 Begin 01:10 Why Choose UMHS? 03:16 Texted a current student 05:04 The Professors at UMHS 06:00 What helped you match into Emergency Med

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Canadian Medical Students Success Stories - Sefako Phala MD and Brittany Phala MD

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Sefako Phala MD and Brittany Phala MD discuss how the University of Medicine and Health Sciences helped them make their dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor and matching into Psychiatry come true. We would appreciate you watching our playlist about other Canadian Med Students and their success at UMHS on our playlist here: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_-WDU1Vnt2J4_h9EARzDRi9_a8CWZpy" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_-WDU1Vnt2J4_h9EARzDRi9_a8CWZpy</a> Subscribe for updates: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk0x4lh5OkYnAHpzgYjcUw?sub_confirmation=1" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk0x4lh5OkYnAHpzgYjcUw?sub_confirmation=1</a> If you are interested in making your dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor come true, like Doctors Sefako and Brittany Phala, please check out our medical school overview page here: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools</a>

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