JORGE AUGUSTO AGUILAR ESPINAL - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE HONDURAS FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS
Career goals: I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in cardiology.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal provides endless opportunities for expanding medical knowledge through the diversity of its patients. It is also a very supportive, family-like environment, with wonderful colleagues and coworkers - especially the program coordinators.
Interests outside Medicine: I enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, anywhere from reading a good book to hiking a challenging trail. I’m also interested in traveling and learning about different cultures.
SESHANK ARIMILLI - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Career goals: I plan to pursue a fellowship in infectious disease after residency.
What I like about MacNeal: My internal medicine core and sub-internship was done here at MacNeal during medical school, so I was very familiar with this hospital coming into residency. Everyone at MacNeal is very welcoming and always willing to help. I had an amazing experience during medical school and I am glad to be back for residency.
Interests outside Medicine: I am a big foodie, so living in Chicago has given me the opportunity try great restaurants. I love just about every sport; during my free time I try to stay active outdoors. I love craft beers and exploring the different breweries in Illinois.
JYOTHSNA BANDARU - P.E.S. INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH
Career goals: I am interested in primary care.
What I like about MacNeal: I love MacNeal because of the lovely colleagues, collegial work atmosphere and didactics.
Interests outside Medicine: I love traveling, exploring new places, trying new experiments in cooking, singing classical Carnatic, free time alone, hanging out with family and friends.
BENJAMIN COLLIE - UNIVERSIDAD DE MONTEMORELOS ESCUELA DE MEDICINA
Career goals: I aim to be an excellent physician -work smart, study hard, learn as much as I can and eventually take on a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal is a place where not only is the program structured for well-balanced learning, but also when combined with its friendly staff, faculty, and residents the whole experience is made all the more enjoyable.
Interests outside Medicine: Some of the many things I enjoy include: playing dominoes, trying new food, sports (swimming, basketball), and most things of the historical genre (books, movies etc.).
NIVEDITA DOSHI - SSR MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career goals: I aim to pursue higher standards in medicine, so that I can provide quality healthcare to my patients. I want to do a fellowship after residency.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal gives you an excellent exposure to a wide variety of patients and educational activities. We have approachable faculty and friendly colleagues. Its location is ideal in a peaceful suburb, yet also close to Chicago.
Interests outside Medicine: I love traveling and exploring new places. I am looking forward to exploring Chicago. In my free time I enjoy painting, dancing and playing tennis.
NARAYANA GANDHAM - RANGARAYA MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career goals: To pursue a career in Oncology.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal was my top choice for residency. The staff here is friendly and efficient. The faculty is keen on academics and resident training. The biggest strength of the program is undoubtedly its diverse patient population.
Interests outside Medicine: I love cycling along the forest trails and camping. I enjoy studying philosophy and history.
MALVIKA KAUL - ACHARYA SHRI CHANDER COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Career goals: I am interested in medical education and want to pursue a fellowship position in the future.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has the most friendly and helpful staff. There is a great balance of autonomy and supervision here. With diverse patient pathology and wonderful colleagues and senior residents, there is something to learn here every day!
Interests outside Medicine: I love to sketch and paint. I love to hang out with my friends and try all kinds of cuisines.
ANUSHA KONDAPALLI - A.J. INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH CENTRE
Career goals: I want to pursue a cardiology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has been a great learning experience ever since I joined. What I like the most is the super friendly medical education staff. Everyone is very helpful and provides support professionally and personally. I really enjoy my time here both from a professional and personal front. MacNeal has helped me make great friends in a short time.
Interests outside Medicine: I like to unwind on my days off by catching up with friends and family and eating good food. Chicago is the best place to try new foods. I also love photography and scrapbooking in my free time.
SANJAY KUMAR - DOW MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career Goal: I intend to pursue a hematology or hematology/oncology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: As an intern, I like the friendly environment and support from senior residents and faculty.
Interests outside Medicine: Cooking and binge TV watching.
ROBERTO MITSUI AKAGI - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ASUNCIÓN FACULTAD DE MEDICINA
Career goals: I plan to pursue a gastroenterology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: There are very supportive and approachable faculty members and senior residents guiding you to adapt in this new working environment. There are numerous educational opportunities with interactive lectures and assessment rounds that will strengthen your decision-making skills supported by evidence-based studies.
Interests outside Medicine: I like to hang out with my friends and play sports, especially volleyball and tennis.
JULIETA MUNOZ MEJIA - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE HONDURAS FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS
Career goals: I want to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has a supportive, family environment. Faculty members are invested in our education and growth as doctors. Academics are one of the main focuses of the program.
Interests outside Medicine: Traveling, learning French, arts and crafts.
PRIYANKA SHARMA - KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE MANIPAL
Career goals: I plan to pursue a hematology/oncology/critical care fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: A diverse patient population with great ancillary staff and supportive co-interns. The faculty is very approachable.
Interests outside Medicine: Watching Netflix, reading, Game of Thrones, hanging out with friends.
GLENDA SOSA - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Career goals: I plan to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: During my medical school rotations I came to MacNeal Hospital as a 3rd and 4th year medical student. I was happy to have found a place where I was motivated by my superiors to actively care for my patients. MacNeal Hospital and the people I met throughout my rotations shaped me into the professional I am today. The education I received as a student left me wanting more and that is one of the many reasons that I came back as a resident.
Interests outside Medicine: One of my many interests outside of medicine is to travel. I really enjoy visiting new places, learning about new cultures, new foods, and especially getting to know people of different cultures. So far, I have visited seven countries and my plans are to continue exploring new places in the future.
ANUSHA YANAMADALA - GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE ANANTAPUR
Career goals: I am interested in a hematology/oncology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has a friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable staff and is efficient in team-building. There is a diverse patient population with exposure to a variety of cases with an extraordinary opportunity to learn and practice medicine. I enjoy considering the economic and social conditions of my patients when practicing medicine. Striving for a positive outcome provides the utmost satisfaction.
Interests outside Medicine: I enjoy cooking, painting, traveling around the world with friends and family, and playing a musical instrument. I love watching fantasy movies (Hobbit, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings), dramas (like Pride & Prejudice), and epic stories. I am also interested in learning more about interior design and gardening. I love to spend a whole day on the weekend watching movies and spending time with friends and family. I like to keep up-to-date in recent advances in technology.