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RESIDENCY: Why This 2016 Match Loved His Dominica Experience

May 09, 2016

Aniket Sharma, MD (Class of 2015) will begin his internal medicine residency in July 2016.

Aniket Sharma, MD (Class of 2015) will begin his internal medicine residency in July 2016.

Aniket Sharma, MD, a November 2015 graduate, is set to begin his internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut in July 2016—and he's glad that he chose to attend Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM.).

“RUSM provided me with everything I needed to succeed through medical school and become a physician,” he said.

The 28-year-old was born in India, and moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of 10. From the time he was in high school, he said, he has known that he wanted to go on to medical school. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Merced.

Why Internal Medicine?

“The area of medicine I am most interested in is internal medicine,” he said, “because it provides me with the ability to treat both acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of clinical settings.  In addition, it also provides residents with a large array of future career possibilities such as entering a fellowship in a subspecialty or working as a hospitalist.

"I am personally interested in entering a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine in the future,” he added.

What Was Dominica Like?

Dr. Sharma enjoyed his time on the Dominica campus, saying, “I loved my experience in Dominica.  The local nationals were always helpful and courteous to the student population.  The island is beautiful; lush rainforests, waterfalls everywhere, the Caribbean right next the campus, and tons of hiking trails around the island.  I personally got scuba-certified while I was on the island.” In addition, he also participated in many student clubs and organizations, including the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), where he was on the governing body, and the Hindu Student Council.

“I am glad that I made the decision that I did,” Dr. Sharma said.

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