AUA Valedictorians: Where Are They Now?
Long after the graduation ceremony and the first year of residency, AUA valedictorians continue to have amazing post-graduate careers. Read on to learn about our latest valedictorian’s achievements.
Dr. Samantha Thomas (Class of 2014)
Having taken a year off the Match after graduating, Dr. Thomas is now Categorical Surgery Resident at St. Agnes in Baltimore, MD. As an Antiguan citizen, she hopes to return to Antigua to practice after completing her residency.
Dr. Veena Patel (Class of 2013)
Dr. Patel began an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center after graduating. Now a Chief Internal Medicine Resident at that same teaching hospital, she’s studying quality improvement and patient safety with Baylor at the VA in Houston. She plans on applying for a rheumatology fellowship next year.
Dr. Whitney Boling (Class of 2012)
After completing a transitional residency year at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Boling earned an Ophthalmology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. Though it’s incredibly rare for Caribbean medical school alumni to secure an Ophthalmology residencies, two AUA alumni have done so – Dr. Boling and, as of this year, Dr. Rizwan Shaikh, who is completing his residency at Baylor.
Dr. Jasmine Riviere-Marcelin (Class of 2011)
Dr. Marcelin started her career as an Internal Medicine Resident at the Mayo Clinic and is now an Infectious Disease Fellow there. As social chair for the fellowship, she organized a huge fundraiser for its HIV clinic. She has recently published papers on outcomes of transplant patients treated with oral ribavirin for RSV infection and concepts in CMV disease management in liver transplant patients.
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