University of Minnesota Medical Center Minneapolis MN

September 6, 2016
Gastroinstestinal stromal
Elizabeth Alam, MD

Medical school: St. George's University
Medical interests: Endocrinology and nephrology in adults and children, hypertension and diabetes management
Personal interests: Some say my hobby would be constant organizing (which I do love to do), sewing, crafts, biking, swimming, snowboarding, walking around the lakes with my son
Why the Twin Cities? I love that it's a diverse, urban city with so many green spaces to enjoy. Lakes and trials are great. There is so much music, theater, great food, and craft brews to experience.
Why UMN Medical Center? The people who are part of this program. It's also a great academic community program dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare.

Jennifer Brown, MD

Medical school: University of Texas
Medical interests: Women's health, family planning, hospital medicine, integrative medicine, palliative care
Personal interests: Bicycling, swimming, traveling, reading, playing piano
Why the Twin Cities? The lakes, bike paths, and parks initially drew me to the area. The urban progressive setting, arts and cultural diversity were also reasons.
Why UMN Medical Center? The training opportunities in women's health and global health initally drew me to this program. The faculty was exceptionally warm and supportive when I visited, and I felt this was a place I would grow professionally.

Kriti Choudhary, MBBS, MPH

Medical school: Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Personal interests: Hang out with my friends, listen to indie/folk music, going on "foodie" adventures
Why the Twin Cities? The friendly people, scenic parks and lakes, diversity in food from different cultures, amazing bakeries and breweries.
Why UMN Medical Center? The diverse patient population that the clinic serves. The prospect of caring for patients with such different, varying cultural backgrounds is challenging and absolutely exciting. This aligned perfectly with my personal career goals. The faculty is very supportive and encouraging, and the residents are fun. There is a strong sense of belonging to the UMN Medical Center family!

Andrea Larson, DO

Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical interests: LGBTQ and intersex health care, underserved populations, preventive health, integrative medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine
Personal interests: Walks in the park, kayaking, soccer, traveling, photography, watching "Modern Family"
Why the Twin Cities? I love the culture, food, lakes, parks, and the friendly atmosphere.
Why UMN Medical Center? I met some of the residents and faculty at the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City and loved them. When I rotated at UMN Medical Center, I felt right at home.

Nzube "Zube" Okonkwo, MD

Medical school: Windsor University School of Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine, international medicine, palliative medicine, end-of-life care
Personal interests: Running, soccer, reading, cooking
Why the Twin Cities? The environment, diverse population, and cultural diversity.
Why UMN Medical Center? The diverse patient population, excellent curriculum, the research opportunities, and the camaraderie among residents, faculty, and staff. Also, I love the Midwest, and UMN Medical Center's location makes it ideal because I have family and friends in the area.

Alexandra Tsvilina, MD

Medical school: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine, women's health, OB, reproductive medicine, adolescent medicine, preventive medicine, office procedures
Why UMN Medical Center? The wonderful people I met during interviews, the focus on improving primary care, and the strong reputation of the program in the Twin Cities area as a high quality, full spectrum family medicine residency.

Oluwakemi Ajibade, MD

Medical school: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine
Why UMN Medical Center? I am able to practice community medicine in a university setting as well as the sense of camaraderie among the faculty and residents.

Nadar Ali, MD

Medical school: Windsor University School of Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine, working with the underserved population, international medicine
Why the Twin Cities? The Twin Cities have a large, diverse population and very friendly people.
Why UMN Medical Center? I enjoy the close proximity to family, working with the underserved patient population, and the amazing faculty and staff.

Source: www.familymedicine.umn.edu
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