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Success Stories - Michelle Hornedo MD - Internal Medicine Match

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Michelle Hornedo, MD shares her journey of matching into Internal Medicine. Michelle Hornedo, MD recently graduated from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) in Saint Kitts and was interviewed by Scott Harrah, MA the director of digital content for UMHS from the New York administrative office. Here are some of the key points of the video: Dr. Hornedo chose to attend UMHS because it was so warm and welcoming. In addition, she had a close friend at UMHS that helped her make up her decision to attend UMHS. She mentioned that the professors had an open-door policy and that everyone was willing to give extra help and support. Dr. Hornedo discusses the opportunities at UMHS that helped her match into Internal medicine. She also suggested that working harder than others are willing to do will help you stand out above other students competing for residency positions. Read more on a recent interview with Dr. Hornedo here: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-michelle-hornedo-on-internal-medicine-residency-in-oh" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/class-of-2022-dr.-michelle-hornedo-on-internal-medicine-residency-in-oh</a> For more information about Internal Medicine as a Medical specialty go here <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/what-is-internal-medicine" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/what-is-internal-medicine</a> If you are a prospective student please check out our Caribbean Medical School overview page <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools</a> If you are interested in contacting Dr. Hornedo about Internal Medicine or have questions about her experience at UMHS, she can be reached here <a href="mailto:mhornedo@umhs-sk.net">mhornedo@umhs-sk.net</a> -TimeStamps - 00:00 Matching into Internal Medicine 01:51 Why Choose UMHS? 02:42 UMHS has great opportunities in many hospitals 03:20 Dr. Hornedo discusses influential professors and staff at UMHS 04:38 How the education at UMHS helped her match into Internal Medicine 06:45 Description of Internal medicine as a medical specialty 08:59 Advice for students interested in attending UMHS

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Pathways to Practicing Medicine in Canada: UMHS Alumni Share Their Experiences

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Join us for a special livestream event, “Pathways to Practicing Medicine in Canada: UMHS Alumni Share Their Experiences” on Monday, May 9 at 7 pm EDT. UMHS alumni Rebecca Bremner, MD, a hospitalist at Lakeview Family Health in Trenton, Ontario and Shamim Shakeel Khan, MD, a family medicine physician at Dayspring Medical Centre in Bolton, Ontario, will discuss their individual journeys to medical school, describe their pathways to practicing medicine in Canada, review key differences between practicing medicine in the United States and Canada, and provide tips for students hoping to establish a medical practice in Canada. Following the presentation, Drs. Bremner and Khan will answer audience questions during a live Q & A session.

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Success Stories - Jared Sharza MD - Emergency Medicine Match

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Jared Sharza, MD shares his journey of matching into Emergency Medicine at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Scott Harrah: I'm Scott Harrah, Director of Digital Content at UMHS, and today we're kicking off our Class of 2022 interviews with Dr. Jared Sharza that matched in emergency medicine at McLaren Macomb, in Michigan, and starts this summer. Dr. Sharza also did a lot of EMS and frontline work during the COVID pandemic and we're pleased to have him here today to talk about emergency medicine. Dr. Sharza, welcome and thanks for speaking with us today. Dr. Jared Sharza Thank you so much for having me, Scott. I'm more than happy to be here and to talk about my experiences from UMHS, and all the way up through clinicals, and hopefully the entire residency as well. Scott Harrah Awesome. Well, Dr. Sharza, let's start up by talking about your background, and why you chose UMHS over other medical schools. Where are you originally from? Dr. Jared Sharza: So, I'm from Canandaigua, New York. It's a small town in upstate New York. It's close to Rochester, for anybody who's familiar with the area. I went to undergrad at St. Lawrence University for two years, where I was trying to focus on economics and pre-law. And then I transferred over to Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where I studied anthropology. And afterwards I started getting involved with EMS where I was curious about medicine, but I wasn't really sold. I never did the pre-med traditional track or anything. So I really wanted to just get a little experience in that. And I ended up falling in love with EMS. I worked about a year after graduating undergrad, and I found myself in a position where I wanted to go further with medicine, but I just didn't have the traditional background. I ended up reading that book and decided that I really did want to go to the Caribbean. I wanted a life experience along with an education and I was looking into these different schools. And I remember I was working an overnight shift with EMS and I went to the UMHS Facebook page, and I kept seeing all these different names. But there is one student, who's one of my good friends, who actually was a student there at the time. So I sent him, it must have been 20 messages or something overnight. And the next morning he actually replied to all of them talking about the school. So that really sold me right then and there to get more information, to submit my application. And I absolutely do not regret it. Scott Harrah Wow. That's amazing. And I think you've already... I didn't realize you were a non-traditional student. What did you say your background was, your undergraduate was in again? Dr. Jared Sharza I first studied pre-law in economics, and then I studied anthropology. So from undergrad, when I studied anthropology, I really knew from earlier on I had an interest in adventure and discovery, and a curiosity about different cultures around the world. So going to the Caribbean just was a perfect opportunity for me. Scott Harrah Okay. And were there any professors or staff members, both in St. Kitts and Maine, that were especially helpful or inspiring to you succeed? Dr. Jared Sharza UMHS is a very community-driven campus. Whether it's St. Kitts, or whether it's in Maine. Dr. Afolabi has always been one of my supporters, and I always got motivation from him. He always just spread great messages and everything. May he rest in peace. Dr. Doherty was also a big proponent for continuing to move forward, continuing to challenge myself, but really everybody just on St. Kitts alone was awesome. And then definitely Dr. Thibodeau, up in Maine, really set us up for success and really pushed us. Scott Harrah: Excellent. And is there anything specific about your medical education at UMHS, whether it was basic sciences or clinical rotations, that helped you match in emergency medicine? Dr. Jared Sharza So in terms of emergency medicine, it's one of those areas where you have to, there's a saying, Jack of all master of none. And I guess it was just my curiosity, and fostering my education, and interest, from every single class that I had. -TimeStamps - 00:00 Begin 01:10 Why Choose UMHS? 03:16 Texted a current student 05:04 The Professors at UMHS 06:00 What helped you match into Emergency Med

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Canadian Medical Students Success Stories - Sefako Phala MD and Brittany Phala MD

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Sefako Phala MD and Brittany Phala MD discuss how the University of Medicine and Health Sciences helped them make their dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor and matching into Psychiatry come true. We would appreciate you watching our playlist about other Canadian Med Students and their success at UMHS on our playlist here: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_-WDU1Vnt2J4_h9EARzDRi9_a8CWZpy" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_-WDU1Vnt2J4_h9EARzDRi9_a8CWZpy</a> Subscribe for updates: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk0x4lh5OkYnAHpzgYjcUw?sub_confirmation=1" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk0x4lh5OkYnAHpzgYjcUw?sub_confirmation=1</a> If you are interested in making your dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor come true, like Doctors Sefako and Brittany Phala, please check out our medical school overview page here: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools</a>

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Canadian medical student's success story - Rebecca Bremner MD - Part 1

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Rebecca Bremner, MD, a Canadian resident discusses why she chose the University of Medicine and Health Sciences and how she was able to return to Canada and begin practice as a Hospitalist/Family Medicine Physician. I'm Scott Harrah, Director of Digital Content at UMHS. As part of our UMHS Alumni Achiever series, we're speaking today with Canadian UMHS grad Dr. Rebecca Bremner. Dr. Bremner is a family medicine physician who completed her family medicine residency at Louisiana State University in Bogalusa, Louisiana. After graduating from UMHS and also after completing her undergrad at Ontario Institute of Technology, Dr. Bremner has now returned to her native Canada to practice family medicine. We're here today to learn more about how UMHS helped her on her journey to becoming a doctor. Dr. Bremner, good morning and welcome today. Scott H: Dr. Bremner, what about your medical education at UMHS helped you get where you are today? Dr.Bremner: I would say the number of experiences that everything has come with studying abroad has really helped shape who I am as a person right now. To be quite honest, prior to going to Saint Kitts for med school, I had never flown before. The only reason I had ever really left Canada was to go on the odd shopping trip to upstate New York. It really helped me grow as a person and to come out of my shell, definitely, put me in certain instances where I maybe didn't feel comfortable. But I think that ultimately that helped me grow as a person. Just the number of different places I've lived/the number of cultures that I've experienced has really helped me grow as a physician because we deal with people of all walks of life. I'm able to just wrap all of that into when I'm having interactions with patients on how to handle different things. Scott H: Speaking to both current and prospective students, what would you say are some of the best things about UMHS being a UMHS graduate back practicing in Canada? The one thing, thinking back to basic sciences, and I would attribute to my success is the quality of the professors that we had. The way that our professors teach, I think, is different from if I had stayed here in Canada and gone to medical school. Some things are self-taught here. I don't think that would have been a successful strategy for me. The fact that the professors just lay out all of the information in a super easy-to-understand way, and if you don't understand, that's okay because they have tons of time where you're able to access them in their office hours and things like that. I think basic sciences helped me develop the basic knowledge I needed to succeed. Then, just the number of different clinical experiences that I had. In medicine, if you're staying in one hospital setting and dealing with the same attendings time and time over, you may not be able to... The way I've chosen how to practice medicine: I've picked and chosen from all the different doctors I've worked with, things that I liked that they did, or maybe things that I didn't like that I made sure I would never do again. With all of the moving that I did, even though it, at times, was a little challenging to find housing and things like that, I'm really thankful for all the different physicians that I worked with in terms of my clinical rotations to help me just figure out how I want to practice medicine. Scott H: Okay, great. Is there anything about UMHS that you think is particularly appealing for Canadian students studying medicine abroad, besides the obvious things like the great weather in Saint Kitts? Dr. Bremner: The difficult thing, of course, is always getting a residency to make sure that you're able to become Board Certified. In choosing a Caribbean school, you need to make sure that you're going somewhere reputable that has good rapport with different residency programs so that you have that opportunity to match and to be able to be board certified. I only applied to one Caribbean school, and it was UMHS. Thankfully, I got in. It led to where I'm at today. But I think the fact that UMHS is so reputable that the Ross family has a really good background in terms of making sure that their students succeed is how I ultimately chose this school. - Chapters - 00:00 Start 00:51 How did UMHS help you become a Medical Doctor? 02:07 Best things about UMHS for Canadian medical Students 02:20 Great professors at UMHS 04:05 How is UMHS appealing to Canadian Med Students? Please check out our medical school overview page here: <a href="https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools" rel="nofollow">https://www.umhs-sk.org/caribbean-medical-schools</a> Please watch our playlist about Canadian Med Students and their success at UMHS on our playlist here: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_-WDU1Vnt2J4_h9EARzDRi9_a8CWZpy" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_-WDU1Vnt2J4_h9EARzDRi9_a8CWZpy</a> Subscribe for updates: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk0x4lh5OkYnAHpzgYjcUw?sub_confirmation=1" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk0x4lh5OkYnAHpzgYjcUw?sub_confirmation=1</a>

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UMHS Women in Medicine: A Conversation About the First Year of Residency

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Join us this evening at 7 pm EST for a special livestream event, featuring three UMHS alumni all in their first year of residency. Celebrating Match Week 2022, these three residents reflect on their lives one year post Match Week 2021, when they first learned of their residencies. They'll share their experiences as well as give advice to the newly matching students. The event will be streamed on the UMHS YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter channels, then archived and made available for immediate viewing.

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