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Senior Send-Off Category

Senior Send-Off: Pratik Talati

May. 29, 2017—Name: Pratik Talati Hometown: Pelham, AL Intended Specialty: Neurological Surgery How did you decide on your specialty? I explored different specialties that revolved around neuroscience, including Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuro-radiology, and Neurosurgery. At the end, I felt that Neurosurgery contained everything I was looking for in a specialty. I'm especially excited about being at the interface between Neurosurgery...

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Senior Send-Off: Kelsie Riemenschneider

May. 22, 2017—Name: Kelsie Riemenschneider Hometown: Alpharetta, GA Intended Specialty: Dermatology What made you decide to become a doctor? Growing up, I planned to be a writer. I first fell in love with science through my high school chemistry classes, which ultimately drew me to study biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech. My undergraduate classes and research were...

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Senior Send-Off: Samantha Gridley Haley

May. 15, 2017—Name: Samantha Gridley Haley Hometown: Milton, GA Intended Specialty: Pediatrics What do you wish you knew when you started medical school? There are countless directions a career in medicine can take you. Everyone starts off medical school with biochemistry, and with my English major background and interest in advocacy, I wondered whether I had made...

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Senior Send-Off: Emily Buttigieg

May. 1, 2017—Name: Emily Buttigieg Hometown: Woodhaven, MI Intended Specialty: Ob-Gyn ‚Äč How did you decide on your specialty? Ob-Gyn has the ideal mix of surgery as well as primary, longitudinal care. The field provides the opportunity to care for women through some of the happiest as well as most difficult experiences of their lives. There are also plenty...

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Senior Send-Off: Brian Bingham

Apr. 24, 2017—Name: Brian Bingham Hometown: Lakeland, FL Intended Specialty: Radiation Oncology What made you decide to become a doctor? For years, I had been planning on becoming a science teacher. When I discovered medicine, I realized that physicians have the privilege to teach their patients in a very unique and intimate setting. Being able to provide meaningful treatments...

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Senior Send-Off: Courtney Baker

Apr. 10, 2017—Name: Courtney Baker Hometown: Bethesda, MD Intended Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery What made you decide to become a doctor? I wanted to use applied science to directly help people with their problems How did you decide on your specialty? I like mechanical problems and using my hands fix things. There is amazing immediate satisfaction with solving...

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Senior Send-Off: Kelly Wu

Mar. 27, 2017—Name: Kelly Wu Hometown: Toronto, Canada Intended Specialty: General Surgery What made you decide to become a doctor? Patients. The responsibility and privilege of having your mission be to mend the wounded, heal the sick, and comfort the dying. Not just a job, but a calling that motivates you to get out of bed and...

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