Words of Wisdom

FAQs

What do you like about being a fellow?

What do you like about being a fellow?

  • I like learning about cardiology
  • Academic environment; learning subspecialty clinical skills
  • Structured research mentorship learning is "fun" and good teachers make it more fun.
  • Having a chance to learn more about my speciaty with the safety net of attending supervision.
  • You have the opportunity to do what you like, and dig deeper into the aspects of your specialty that you are interested in.  Whether this means bench research, clinical research or a master's program, it is the opportunity to build the career that you want.

What do you believe is the most important thing for applicants to know about your program?

What do you believe is the most important thing for applicants to know about your program?

  • Heavily research focused
  • You will get the support and resources you need for any pathway you choose or like.  This is very important, just need to prove yourself and you will.
  • Our program director is wonderful!
  • The NICU fellows here are well-trained, well-supported, and above all - happy.

What are your interests and hobbies outside of fellowship?

What are your interests and hobbies outside of fellowship?

  • I like the lakes near Uptown.  I also like art and photography.
  • Jogging, cooking, family
  • Family, missionary work
  • I have 2 dogs - we walk them in the woods by the river every day.  I also enjoy running and going out to eat.
  • I have a family - 2 children ages 3 and 1.  I love spending time with them.  There is so much to do in the Twin Cities for families all seasons of the year.

How long is your commute?

How long is your commute?

  • 10 - 15 minutes: 75%
  • 25 minutes or more: 25%

Do you own or rent?

Do you own or rent?

  • Own: 40%
  • Rent: 60%

What factored in to your decision about where you live?

What factored in to your decision about where you live?

  • Proximity to the hospital and location to restaurants, grocery store, etc.  I do not have kids.
  • House available that we liked in our price range, wanted to give the suburbs a try after living in a city for many years.
  • Good schools for our kids.
  • Commute (for both my husband - who works downtown - and me), proximity to parks where we could walk the dogs, quiet neighborhood
  • It was really important for us to live close, but we also wanted a place with a yard and more space.  We live in Roseville (a close suburb), and it has worked out well for us.  Prior to that we lived in the midway area, close to the University.

What do you enjoy about the Twin Cities?

What do you enjoy about the Twin Cities?

  • There is a lot to do.
  • There are a lot of things to do outdoors.  Good restaurants.
  • Haven't spend a summer here yet, but I've heard summers are very nice.
  • Multi-cultural environment, central airport in the Midwest, many restaurants
  • Lots to do.  Good foodie and outdoor recreation atmosphere.
  • Great restaurants and new food options, love all the outdoor activities, and family friendly.

What are your future plans?

What are your future plans?

  • Academic medicine, primarily clinician educator role (rather than research)
  • Another shorter fellowship
  • Moving to Green Bay to join a private neonatology practice
  • Hopefully get a job locally