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Internal Medicine PGY 3

Rebecca Asiamah
a) Born and raised: Ghana, West Africa, migrated to US at age 16

b) Undergrad: BS in Biochemistry at Hood College in Maryland

c) Medical school: Ross University, Dominica, West Indies.

d) What do you like most about RWMC? The house staff and nurses- very supportive, teamwork, feels like family.

e) What do you like most about living in RI? Small state, cities are closer

f) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence: Longhorn restaurant

g) Hobbies: Watching movies, or NCIS reruns, running, singing and dancing, joy- riding/road trips, cooking without the dishes cleaning part

h) Future plans: work as a hospitalist, then fellowship (as of now hem-onc)

i) If not a doctor? Musical orchestrator.

 

Eric Chen
a) Born and raised: Walnut, California ( Southern California)

b) Undergrad at UC Berkeley, Medical school at American University of Caribbean.

c) What do you like most about RWMC? The most welcoming people are here.

d) What do you like most about living in RI? I've only been here for 2 months, but the food has been great and I still have many places to explore.

e) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence: Los Andes which is conveniently located adjacent to the hospital.

f) Hobbies: I like weightlifting, water sports, and reef keeping.
g) Future plans: My plan after residency is to either pursue fellowship in critical care or hospitalist.
h) If not a doctor, I would be an engineer.

 

Eddie Copelin
a) Born and raised: Gordon Heights, Long Island, N.Y.

b) Undergrad: New York Institute of Technology

c) Medical School: American University of Antigua

d) What do you like most about RWMC? The support and guidance of staff for career advice and options.

e) What do you like most about living in RI? The New England history, culture, and vast cuisine.

f) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence: (Breakfast) The English Muffin, (Dinner) Da Vinci Ristorante and Lounge.

g) Hobbies: Hiking, weightlifting, wine tasting, and financial investment education.

h) Future plans: Practice Medicine, start a family and small business.

i) If not a doctor? Marine Corps Officer.



Nandini Devi Ramaswamy
a) Born and raised: New Delhi, India and Muscat, Oman.

b) Med school: Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra, India.

c) What do you like most about RWMC? Balance between fun and work, home away from home

d) What do you like most about RI : great food, picture perfect city, great places for a nice long run

e) Hobbies: Running, reading, exploring new places.

f) Future plans: to be a successful hospitalist

g) If not a doctor: I don't know. Never thought about that!

 

Alberto Goizueta
a) Born and raised: Born in Jacksonville, FL and raised in the wonderful small town of Jasper, FL.

b) Undergrad and Medical school: I completed my undergrad education at the University of Central Florida in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. I received a Master's degree in Molecular Medicine from the University of South Florida. Attended Ross University for medical school.

c) What do you like most about RWMC? The size of the program. Large enough to have get different perspectives and answers from experienced professionals in different fields, but small enough to know you are not being looked over and people care about your education.

d) What do you like most about RI? Small city with a larger city kind of feel. Proximity to many different places, activities, and restaurants.

e) Favorite place to eat in RI/PVD: Julian’s and Red Stripe

f) Hobbies: Gym, football, baseball, basketball, tennis, building activities.

g) Future plans: Hope to obtain a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care.

h) If not a doctor? Astronaut, stock broker, or racecar driver.

 

Dennis Guadarrama
a) Born and raised: San Antonio, Texas

b) Undergrad and Medical school: Undergraduate studies: University of the Incarnate Word, Biology BS Graduate school: Boston University of Public Health, Concentration Epidemiology Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine

c) What do you like most about RWMC? The small family appeal of the residency program and the willingness of attendings to teach, I did not see this at large institutions.

d) What do you like most about living in RI? Being close to the ocean.

e) Favorite place to eat: Iggy’s at Oakland State Beach, the ice cream is amazing.

f) Hobbies: Red Sox Baseball, Patriots Football, Notre Dame Football, Running, Fishing, Skiing, and Hiking

g) Future plans after residency: I will likely pursue a fellowship in Gastroenterology or Pulmonary/Critical Care medicine

h) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? I boxed for a number of years so I would have tried to pursue a career in professional boxing, or I would have tried to open my own craft beer brewery.

 

Naomi Hauser
a) Born and raised: Born in Bakersfield, CA. Raised in Delmar, NY.

b) Undergrad: George Washington U, Grad school - Emory U.

c) Medical school: St. George's University

d) What do you like most about RWMC? The relationships between the all the staff that make the hospital

so welcoming.

e) What do you like most about living in RI? Biking along the providence river

f) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence: The Grange.

g) Hobbies: Biking, exercising, yoga, cooking, gardening, painting, writing.

h) Future plans: Infectious Disease fellowship

i) If not a doctor? Marine biologist or archaeologist.

 

Michael Keuroghlian
a) Born and Raised: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

b) Undergrad: The University of Western Ontario,

c) Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

d) What do you like most about RWMC? The tight knit group of residents that seem to be happy to come to work everyday.

e) What do you like most about living in RI? Providence has a great food scene, anything you could imagine is here and it all tastes amazing. Providence is also in close proximity to any of the major NE attractions so it makes it easy to get away for a bit.

f) Favourite place to eat in RI/Providence: Rosalina, which is downtown off of Washington Street

g) Hobbies: Hockey, gym, eating

h) Future plans: Get some sleep.

i) If not a doctor? Professional hockey player, duh.

 

Danielle Rosen
a) Born and raised: Long Island, New York

b) Undergrad and Medical school: University of Miami, St. George's University

c) What do you like most about RWMC? The camaraderie amongst the house staff. From day one I felt like I was joining a family.

d) What do you like most about living in RI? The beautiful beaches! 

e) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence:  Nick's on Broadway.

f) Hobbies: Reading, exploring new restaurants, traveling

g) Future plans after residency: I’m imagining myself as a Girl Scout mom balancing kids and working as a geriatrician in the hospital/long term care setting

h) If not a doctor: Chef!

 

Paul Sandhu
a) Born and raised: Toronto.

b) Undergrad: McMaster University

c) Medical school: Ross University

d) What do you like most about RWMC? Ample supply of free food

e) What do you like most about living in RI? The food scene in Providence.

f) Favorite place to eat in Providence/RI? Red Stripe!

g) Hobbies: Running, working out, and eating.

h) Future plans: Fellowship, though not sure in what.

i) If not a doctor? Astronaut, fighter pilot, or an F1 driver... who am I kidding, I'd probably be an engineer.

 

Elizabeth Tanner
a) Born and raised: Born in DC, raised in Maryland

b) Undergrad and Medical school: Psychology BA from Smith College,  MD from St. George's University.

c) What do you like most about RWMC? The small, tight-knit community that allows me to form great relationships with other residents, attending, nurses, anyone else within our hospital community. 

d) What do you like most about living in RI? Always somewhere to go or something to explore, and it's only 10 min away 90% of the time.

e) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence: Taco Bell. Fellini Pizzeria if I'm feeling fancy. Chez Pascal if I'm feeling fanciest.

f) Hobbies: Exploring new places, hiking, being out on the water, drawing/painting. But mostly sleeping.

g) Future plans: Fellowship in Geriatrics!

h) If not a doctor? Medical/Scientific Illustrator. I was very close to going to school for that instead of medical school.

 

Gabrielle Thottam
a) Born and raised: Canton, Ohio

b) Undergrad: The Ohio State University

c) Medical school: American University of the Caribbean

d) What do you like most about RWMC? The family-like atmosphere is something I found very special about RWMC. Knowing that your colleagues genuinely care about you on a personal and professional level makes RWMC a really great place to work.

e) What do you like most about living in RI? The location! Not only is Rhode Island beautiful itself with its historic charm and beautiful beaches, but you are also only one hour from Boston and three hours from New York!

f) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence: There are too many options but here's the short list: -Bocaro, Venda Ravoli on Federal Hill on a Friday or Saturday night in the summer, White Electric Coffee, Pastiche for dessert, Allie's Donuts..there are too many to list!

g) Hobbies: Cooking and baking

h) Future plans after residency: Still considering hospitalist vs. fellowship

i) If you were not a doctor, what would you be? A forensic scientist or I would open my own cafe/bakery