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Internal Medicine PGY 2

Krystel Feghali (Categorical)

a) Born and raised: Lebanon

b) Undergrad and Medical school: American University of Beirut for a BS in biology, University of Balamand, Lebanon for medical school.

c) What do you like about RWMC? The camaraderie and entire atmosphere is exceptional; the emphasis on teaching and learning is strong.

d) What do you like about living in RI? I like how you can get the best of both the urban and rural life, with the food, the activities, the beaches; I like how close it is to major cities like Boston and New York.

e) Favorite place to eat: Every place I am eating at is becoming my new favorite place!!

f) Hobbies: Outdoor activities, going to the beach, swimming, just hanging out with friends.

g) Future plans after residency: Endocrinology fellowship

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? I know it’s cheesy, but a doctor [smile]  

 

 Miguel Cervera (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: Mexico City

b) Undergrad and Medical school: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

c) What do you like about RWMC? The people, the staff, the camaraderie.

d) What do you like about living in RI? Safe. Beautiful seasons. Close to major destinations such as Boston, NYC. Many dining options.

e) Favorite place to eat: Julian's

f) Hobbies: spending time with my wife, trying new restaurants, and gardening.

g) Future plans after residency: Hopefully fellowship.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Film critic, or landscape designer.

 

Maninder Kaur (Categorical)

a) Born and raised: Born in India & raised in NY.

b) Undergrad and Medical school: NYU & SGU.

c) What do you like about RWMC? The people, everyone is AWESOME. 

d) What do you like about living in RI? Everything is so close by!

e) Favorite place to eat:  So far, Julian's, Kitchen.

f) Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, listening to music, yoga, traveling, going out.

g) Future plans after residency: Don't know yet but plan on returning back to NY.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Social Activist for sure!

 

Jenna Iannuccilli (Categorical)

a) Born and raised: Born in Providence, RI. Raised in Johnston, RI. 

b) Undergrad and Medical school: University of Rhode Island and Ross University.

c) What do you like about RWMC? It's in RI. There is a theme here. 

d) What do you like about living in RI? Isn't it obvious?! Everything, family, friends, beaches in the summer, it is gorgeous in the fall. So many fun outdoor activities. 

e) Favorite place to eat: My parent's house. 

f) Hobbies: Reading, yoga, hiking, photography, traveling. 

g) Future plans after residency: Hem Onc.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Something in fashion, Stylist, designer or a magazine editor. 

 

 Tarun Sabharwal (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

b) Undergrad and Medical school: York University, SGU. 

c) What do you like about living in RI? Big enough to be fun, small enough to live in happily.

d) Favorite place to eat: RWMC Cafeteria (free always tastes better).

e) Hobbies: Sleeping, naps, somnolescence, Engineering, sports, video games. 

f) Future plans after residency: Pulm Crit. 

g) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Electrical Engineer.

 

Jai Lal Parkash  (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised:  Hayat Pitafin, Ghotki, Sindh, Pakistan.

b) Undergrad and Medical school:  Sindh Medical College /Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

c) What do you like about RWMC?  Everything!!! The ROG rocks. Outstanding attending faculty, friendly environment, cooperative nursing staff, & Most importantly my PD and Chief Resident, easily approachable, very kind and helpful.

d) What do you like about living in RI? The proximity to so many good places.

f) Hobbies: Traveling, Yoga, Meditation, Cooking. Other topics of Interest: Astronomy, Evolution, Cultural & Religious diversity, the origin of the Universe.

g) Future plans after residency: Rheumatology.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Astrophysicist. 

 

Greta Hussaini (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: Warsaw, Poland

b) Undergrad and Medical school: Kings College London (KCL), University of London for undergrad followed by Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) for Medicine.

c) What do you like about RWMC? I love the people and the size of the program. 

d) What do you like about living in RI? I love the location. There are so many great weekend getaway locations nearby, which is important to have when you need a change of scenery and a quick battery recharge. We're very close to Boston, NYC, Newport, Cape cod and Block Island, among many. 

e) Favorite place to eat: Capriccios and Hemenway's. 

f) Hobbies: going to the gym, going to the movies and traveling the world.

g) Future plans after residency: Fellowship.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? An airline pilot!

 

Marie Dominique Prato (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: Haiti

b) Undergrad and Medical school: Universidad Iberoamericana ( Dominican Republic)

c) What do you like about RWMC? 

It feels like a big family. Everyone including the PD and the chief resident are always there for us, guiding and advising in every step we make. It is a positive work environment to learn while enjoying.

d) What do you like about living in RI?

It is quiet, small and yet has a nightlife comparable to the big cities. There are a lot of nice restaurants and fun places to visit. Not to forget the proximity to Boston and New York, a big plus for easy last minute weekend escapes.

e) Favorite place to eat: Los Andes

f) Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, TV (movies and soccer), swim, listening to music.

g) Future plans after residency: Fellowship.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? A lawyer [smile]  

  

Mansour Gergi (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: Lebanon

b) Undergrad and Medical school: Lebanese University

c) What do you like about RWMC? Big enough to be exposed to all kind of cases and small enough to have a family environment.

d) What do you like about living in RI? 

Small state with interesting stuff to do, everything is nearby and Providence has the combination of a city life when you go to downtown with a lot of good restaurants and clubs and has also the calm suburbs where you can find peace and calm.

e) Favorite place to eat: Jacky's.

f) Hobbies: Sports.

g) Future plans after residency: Hem Onc fellowship and probably staying in New England.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? I would like to be a sports journalist.

 

 Anita Kuzhiyil (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: Born in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E) , moved to Burnaby, B.C., Canada when I was 13; originally from Kerala, India...typical third culture kid.

b) Undergrad and Medical school: Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology from University of British Columbia, SGU.

c) What do you like about RWMC? Strong teaching faculty, great diversity in pathology, excellent research opportunities, but what sets it apart from other teaching hospitals is its caring family-like atmosphere. 

d) Favorite place to eat: North side pockets.

e) Hobbies: Sleeping, Eating [wink] basketball, swimming.

f) Future plans after residency: Academic Hospitalist. 

g) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Staff at Knysna Elephant Park in SA, or help my dad build houses.

 

 Gurdev Bajwa (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: Toronto

b) Undergrad and Medical school: University of Toronto, Ross University School of Medicine.

c) What do you like about RWMC? The brilliant attendings who are approachable in addition to being immensely knowledgeable, and the level of autonomy we get in our training.

d) What do you like about living in RI? The New England region itself is very beautiful to explore, and the proximity to places such as Boston, NYC, Newport is a huge bonus. The diversity in things we can do whether it be going to the beach, skiing, hiking, apple-picking, and most importantly, eating. I have also always loved being close to the water.

e) Favorite place to eat:  It's hard to pick any one place, but anything Italian will make me happy.

f) Hobbies: Running, reading about positive psychology, exploring the outdoors, photography, long drives, listening to music, having good conversations with good people.

g) Future plans after residency: Professional interest is pulmonary & critical care medicine, in addition to being an excellent internist.

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? A pilot.

 

Nishitha Reddy (Categorical)

 a) Born and raised: La Verne, CA

b) Undergrad and Medical school: University of California Irvine and American University of the Caribbean.

c) What do you like about RWMC? The people! Residency can be stressful at times and it's much easier when you're in a supportive environment surrounded by great people. I also appreciate how the program advocates for a great work-life balance and we have attendings that truly love to teach. 

d) What do you like about living in RI? Probably the seasons, there's an endless amount of things to do in RI no matter what time of year whether you're into food, arts, outdoors activities etc. It's also close enough to Boston and NYC for weekend trips.

e) Favorite place to eat: Too many. Pastiche for dessert, Red Fin for seafood, Godavari for South Indian, Capriccio for Italian and North bakery for their dandan hand pies.

f) Hobbies: Finding new places to eat, exploring New England, cooking, traveling, interior design, learning random animal facts.

g) Future plans after residency: Hem Onc fellowship

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Restaurateur or maybe a veterinarian.