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Amrin Kharawala – MEDI 413 Nephrology

February 3, 2020

“You need to be active, ask questions, ask for consults, offer to write patient notes and that way, you will have a more fulfilling experience.” – Amrin Kharawala, Medical College Baroda

Vasudha Sharma – PSYY 403 Child Psychiatry

January 30, 2020

“Ask for feedback, I asked after every week. I wanted to know what to do better for the next week. Try to do everything, try to experience how to write notes, how to interview patients, how to conduct family meetings. Never feel shy; never think you can’t do this task.” – Vasudha Sharma, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital

Sowmya Kruttiventi – PEDS 445 Pediatric Gastroenterology

November 12, 2019

“The clinics are super busy, which translates to more learning opportunities. The attendings devote a great deal of time to teaching and answering my questions, so I feel like I am constantly learning something new.” – Sowmya Kruttiventi – Coimbatore Medical College (India)

Swati John – PEDS 421 Pediatric ICU

November 11, 2019

“The fellow and attendings were super helpful; they pushed me to do better every day and provided me with valuable feedback every day. My experience here has definitely helped me gain insight about the US medical system, present my cases confidently, and type up patient notes.” – Swati John, Kasturba Medical College Manipal (India)

Hangcheng Fu – MEDI 465 AI in Ward Medicine

August 29, 2019

“It’s a thorough and integrated education about how to be an intern in the next year and I would say the best part of this rotation is getting “an original taste” of life in intern year in a protected environment. I was also impressed by two educational concepts at UNC: bedside rounding and continuous feedback” – Hangcheng Fu, Fudan Univerisity Shanghai Medical College (China)

Arunima Jose – MEDI 414 & MEDI 475

July 31, 2019

“UNC, being ranked number one in primary care has well renowned programs and I was excited to be a part of it. What I liked about the program is that there is a beautiful balance between patient care and academics.There are major research activities and efficient patient care going on here at the same time.”
— Arunima Jose, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation (India)

Syed Osama Ahmad – MEDI 406

June 21, 2019

“I would have to say attending clinics and getting to talk to the local people was an interesting experience. Learning the intricacies of the US health care system and experiencing how physicians work around the bureaucratic hurdles to help patients was a great learning opportunity. ”
— Syed Osama Ahmad, Alfaisal University College of Medicine (Saudi Arabia)

Martin Huerta Garcia – PEDS 445

June 20, 2019

“One of my favorite parts is that it’s a very big hospital compared to where I live. Here we have patients from all around the state so that means that we have many patients whose are very difficult cases and have very rare diseases. I have seen many syndromes here that I had never seen in Spain, and I really enjoy doing research and learning how the treatment and management of these patients is.”
— Martin Huerta Garcia, Universidad de Navarra (Spain)

Hanyang Kevin Hong – ANES 409

April 2, 2019

“This rotation has allowed me to gain more exposure to the specialty. More importantly, I was given more autonomy and responsibility than OR anesthesia! I spent two weeks at the UNC Pain Clinic, where I got to see 5-7 patients independently every day and talk about my diagnosis and plan of care with the attendings before composing a comprehensive note in EPIC. I am very proud that I correctly diagnosed a patient with complex regional pain syndrome on my last day of the rotation (of course with the help of our dear friend UpToDate).”
— Kevin Hong – University of Sydney School of Medicine (Australia)

Zhuoran Brian Yang – MEDI 465 & MEDI 413

March 29, 2019

“Everyone is so nice and so helpful. For my previous two electives, it was more you step back and watch what they are doing. For this one, I can have my own thoughts and plans and discuss with the team. So, I feel more involved with patient care.”
— Zhuoran Yang, Shanghai Medical College Fudan University (China)

Divya Sudireddy – MEDI 465

March 28, 2019

” This was totally different compared to our home country.  One thing new was the bedside rounds, which I really enjoyed where we had to explain to the patient what was happening and at the same time explain to the attending what was happening which really helped me improve my communication skills.  With bedside rounds, the attendings always encouraged us and gave us great feedback with ways to improve.”
— Divya Sudireddy – Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

Kaavya Murali – MEDI 413

March 28, 2019

“The advice I would give to future students is to drop any expectations you have and just come here with a blank slate. I thought doing a rotation in Nephrology meant that I was going to see AKI every day, but you don’t realize how unique each patient is. Every single day I learned a new topic….”
— Kaavya Murali – Kasturba Medical College Manipal (India)