Ali Rittenberg


1. How do you manage to stay balanced and healthy in spite of the busy med school schedule?

I really enjoy playing on our med school intramural sports teams. It has been a great stress reliever and a great way to get to know my fellow MS1s as well as MS2s and MS3s. I have also found that spending time with friends outside of the medical school helps to keep things in perspective.

2. Why do you want to become an advocate and what three qualities will you bring to the job?

I have found that my advocates this year have been a great source of advice, knowledge, and encouragement. I would like to continue this tradition of ongoing support and help the incoming MS1s make a smooth transition into their first year of medical school. I will bring friendliness, honesty, and dependability to the job.

3. What’s the most important piece of advice you would give to an MS1 at the beginning of the year?

Develop a study method that works for you and allows you to get through information quickly and efficiently. Also, take time off to relax and recharge.

4. What is your favorite artery, organ, or nerve; and why?

Popliteal artery—can anyone actually ever palpate it on exam???

5. If you could have any super power, what would it be? What would you have people call you?

Learning by osmosis. People would call me Osmo.

6. If you had a theme song that played every time you entered a room, what would it be?

"Welcome to Atlanta"