Chief Resident

Cunningham, Tom, D.O

Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Undergrad: United States Naval Academy
Medical School: University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lin, Karen, M.D.

Hometown: Plano, TX
Undergrad: Rice University
Medical School: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Career Interest: Hem/Onc Fellowship
Hobbies: Reading sci-fi/fantasy books, piano and guitar, running and yoga, baking, growing succulents
Thoughts about our program: It’s really about the people here. I felt that the attendings wanted to get to know each resident personally and understand my career goals. The residents work very well together, and I have a great cohort that I trust for cross-cover calls and emergencies. I’ve made a lot of friends in this program, while also getting a great education. This program also does a great job with resident wellness and balance. I’ve enjoyed my time as a resident here at BBH.

2021 - 2022 PGY-3


Benaksas, Raphael, M.D.

Hometown: Montreal, Canada / Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Undergrad: Florida Gulf Coast University

Medical School: Florida Atlantic University - Charles E Schmidt School of Medicine

Career Interest: Hospitalist

Hobbies: Video games, fishing, technology, hiking, fur babies, local cuisine, traveling on off days and reading encouraging e-mails regarding MKSAP qbank questions

Thoughts about our program: A major consideration was the large faculty-to-student ratio and the ability to really get to know our administration and attendings. It might seem like a flyover fact, but when you are able to text message any staff member and reach them at any day of the week, any hour (and I do mean any hour), this sincerely helps. Staff acknowledge/celebrate birthdays, achievements, and are even there when life gets hard and you need an ear. You end up really close with your co-residents and staff. This helps to forge ties to the local community if you are not already from the surrounding area. 


Faynberg, Boris, M.D.

Hometown: Ft Lauderdale, FL by way of Moscow, Russia

Undergrad: Florida State University

Medical School: Florida State University

Career Interest: Interested in Critical Care, but still exploring

Hobbies: I play a lot of golf.  I love college football.  Sometimes I workout

Thoughts about our program:  Before I saw this program listed first alphabetically, I heard about it from a med school friend who matched here. He mentioned the elite faculty, high level of independence and good work life balance which encouraged me to interview and eventually match here. Well now I've seen for myself that our attendings are not only excellent physicians and educators, but are very accessible and easy to talk to. It's really no big thing to curbside your specialists, which i believe facilitates learning and leads to better patient outcomes. I was very happy to see there is no culture of negative reinforcement here, making these otherwise intimidating interactions seem very low pressure. I have never asked a question that wasn't answered to my satisfaction. Independence is encouraged, and there is a good balance of clinical work and academic activity, pushing continued education; the experience gained leaves you feeling well prepared to take over the service as an upper level. One of the best compliments I can give the program is that there is no unnecessary stress placed on interns and residents and, consequently, work-life balance is easy to achieve and maintain: no strained relationships, no abandoned hobbies, no negative effects on my health or fitness. Otherwise, everything everyone else here mentioned about the city of Birmingham is true. I have had family friends in the area for years and years, and I know this place has come a long way. Birmingham really is experiencing a renaissance, as evidenced by the many redevelopments, breweries, culinary presence and growing number of young professionals. There's always something to do no matter what you're into. I'm enjoying myself so much, I just might stay.


Foy, Thompson, M.D.

Hometown: Enterprise, Alabama

Undergrad: University of Alabama

Med School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Interests: I would like to run my own practice one day, but as of now I am undecided on whether or not to pursue a fellowship.

Hobbies: Playing drums and reading about politics, history, and ancient mythology. I also recently started painting models again, a diversion which I enjoyed in my youth.

Thoughts about our program: My participation in the BBH IM Residency Program has been a journey of self-discovery and growth. The core faculty and sub-specialist attendings have consistently helped me to foster my strengths while also identifying and fortifying my clinical weaknesses. The program serves a patient population afflicted with high prevalence of the major acute and chronic illnesses affecting public health at large, affording residents the practical experience they will need to function in real-world solo and group practice.  Just as importantly, the program faculty ensure residents have the necessary and appropriate guidance when caring for patients with more obscure diagnoses and multiple organ system comorbidities. Perhaps my favorite thing about the program is working with and teaching medical students, which I find "raises the stakes", and really pushes me to know what I am doing! Every day is a day I have a chance to work shoulder-to-shoulder with attending and co-resident colleagues dedicated to helping each other be all that they can be.


Guduru, Harika, M.D.

Hometown: Hyderabad, India 

Undergrad and medical school: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India 

Career Interest: Primary care 

Hobbies: Gardening, cooking and interior decoration 

Thoughts about our program: I fell in love with the program after I completed a rotation here as a student and thought it was the best fit for me. Everyone in the program is very friendly, interested in teaching and very approachable. Though I moved here from abroad, the transition felt very easy and comfortable because of the faculty and other members of this program. Our program director is the best -- she cares for her residents and is genuinely interested in giving us the best possible educational experience. I couldn't have asked for a better program for the most important part of my medical training. 

Henary, Mark, M.D.

Hometown: born and raised in Los Angeles, California

Undergrad: Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: American University of Antigua SOM for my basic sciences, and did my clinical work at Florida International University in Miami, FL.

Career Interest: I have many interests in medicine; however, I am leaning towards a future as a hospitalist or a Gastroenterology fellowship.

Hobbies: Sports -- specifically basketball, going to the gym, movies, and going to new bars and restaurants.

Thoughts about our program: The restaurant and brewery scene here is excellent.  Since being up here in Birmingham, I have enjoyed saying “y'all" as much as I can and watching the "you're not from here are you?" looks that I get. I get asked a lot why I chose to come up here – 1,800 miles from home. I decided to apply here after a peer told me about the program and I came for the interview. Through that experience, I realized how wonderful the people here are. All the residents are very welcoming, and the staff, as well as my co-residents, are very supportive. Over the course of the year, I have realized how good of a fit BBH was for me.  It is a very welcoming and friendly environment. You feel that there is a strong sense of camaraderie

between residents making your experience not only educational but enjoyable as well. The attendings are very eager to teach and truly give you the best opportunity to excel.


Ikebudu, Stacey, M.D.

Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Undergrad: University of Georgia
Med School: Morehouse School of Medicine

Thoughts about our program: I am a Georgia native, but I must say Birmingham has really surprised me and not just because of its “southern hospitality.” It has easily become a “second home” to me. I was pleasantly surprised to see what it has to offer and I’m still having fun exploring my way around Birmingham.  Good news is there’s not a whole lot of traffic here compared to my days living in Atlanta, and the standard of living is great.  Plenty of walking trails and parks to get your steps in if you are a fan of the outdoors like me.  And believe me, when I say this, the food here is fantastic.  If you’re a fan of breweries or happy hour margaritas, you will not be disappointed.  I can honestly say that Brookwood Baptist Health is a very strong program, whether you are a TY or Categorical Internal Medicine resident.  What really drew me to this program was its welcoming atmosphere, approachability of the staff, and dedication to resident wellness.  Everyone here seems to be genuinely happy and supportive of each other.  Dr. Erin Townsley, our Program Director, has been absolutely amazing and incredibly involved, and she truly cares about us residents.  I have really enjoyed rotating between the two teaching hospitals as both have their diverse array of pathology and serve patient populations of various socioeconomic backgrounds.  The attendings and upper-level residents here are incredibly approachable, compassionate, and they are excellent teachers.  I love the autonomy I have and how they encourage you to take responsibility for handling complex patient cases.  One of my goals during my time here at BBH will be in expanding our community involvement within the Birmingham area and developing more events in the near future to address healthcare disparities and social inequalities as it relates to public health.  Above all, I am extremely thankful for my experience so far at Brookwood Baptist Health.  


McKenzie, Johnny M.D.

Hometown: Tylertown, MS
Undergrad: University of Southern Mississippi
Med School: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Career Interest: Very much undecided but interested in hospitalist and hematology/oncology
Hobbies: Baseball, guitar, working out, hiking, traveling, spending time with my awesome German Shepherd

Thoughts about our program: BBH offers top-notch training along with a strong, family-like culture that is difficult to find in most residency programs. The clinical experience is vast, and graduating residents are more than prepared for independent practice.   


Mendo Lopez, Rafael, M.D.

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Undergrad: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru)

Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia- Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado (Lima, Peru)

Career Interest: I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in Infectious Diseases or Gastroenterology, and I would like to focus on medical education and also have the opportunity to develop research.

Hobbies: Watching movies and/or series, video games, sleeping, basketball, cooking Peruvian food and traveling to visit family.

Thoughts about our program: I have seen great camaraderie between residents and attendings.  Furthermore, during my intern year, I have seen great teaching and a supportive environment. The schedule also allows you to have time for reading, and the program provides some financial support (for books, question banks and others) to continue building your medical knowledge.


Nutting, Andy, D.O.

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Undergrad: University of Central Florida

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Career Interest: Pulmonology/ Critical Care

Hobbies: Video games, traveling, theatre, my cats, canoeing, hiking, crochet

Thoughts about our program: One of the most important aspects I look for in a program is family atmosphere, and BBH is definitely a family. We all work together and help one another. Everyone enjoys teaching, and you can always count on your co-residents as well as attendings to be there when you need them. My fellow residents are always willing to stay and help out when I am on-call and things become unexpectedly busy. The attendings are compassionate and truly care about our learning. 


Stafford, Colin, M.D.

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Undergrad: Auburn University
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine


Wyatt, Nikki, D.O.

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Undergrad: Auburn University

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn

Career Interest: Fellowship -- Nephrology

Hobbies: Anything outdoors, reading, cooking, plants

Thoughts about our program: After doing many of my third year and fourth year medical school rotations with BBH, I knew the environment that this program offers is one that cannot be matched. Everyone is open and willing to help one another while also supporting each other in becoming the best physicians we can be. The differences in patient demographics between the two hospitals allow us to learn from a wide variety of pathology. The setting of this community program really provides the best of both worlds, including one-on-one experiences with attendings along with strong emphasis on teaching and academics. The city of Birmingham and the people that live in it are also not to be beat! 

2021 - 2022 PGY-2

Childers, Hunter, M.D.

Hometown: Vina, AL
Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Career Interest: Hospitalist
Hobbies: Hiking, running, hunting, fishing
Thoughts about our program: When looking for a residency program I had two main search criteria. I was looking for a small to medium sized program with residents who were supportive of each other. I had the opportunity to meet many of the residents when I was interviewing for the program, and I could tell that they were genuinely kind people who were helping each other do well. After spending some time around the residents and faculty I could see that the culture here was one that encourages supporting one another. Now that I have started residency I am happy to say that my impression was correct. This program provides a great learning environment.


Furno, Kurt, M.D.

Hometown - Oviedo, FL
Undergrad - Florida State University
Medical School - University of Central Florida
Career Interest: Undecided
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my wife, playing golf, fishing, kayaking, and traveling. 
Thoughts about our program: I chose BBH because the people were so welcoming and I enjoyed Birmingham when I interviewed here. Also, being able to train at two hospitals and be exposed to different patient populations was very attractive. 


Grant, Jerry, D.O.

Hometown: Salem, AL
Undergrad: Auburn University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn
Career Interest: Hospitalist
Hobbies: Fishing, kayaking, golfing
Thoughts about our program: I chose Brookwood Baptist Health as my place for residency because of my experience while completing my audition rotation with the program during my fourth year of medical school. As a third year medical student, I had heard so many good things about the program from my fellow classmates who were in Birmingham for their clinical clerkships. I decided to do an audition rotation early on in my fourth year to see if this is where I wanted to go. After spending one week of my four-week-long audition rotation on Staff Medicine at Grandview, I knew this was the place for me. The residents in the program seemed very happy and were always very friendly. The attendings were always very friendly as well and were always available to answer any questions if needed, and they were all excellent at teaching. I felt like I fit right in with the team. In addition to this, the amount of medical knowledge that I learned in this one month is also another reason that I chose Brookwood Baptist Health. I saw such an amazing variety of pathology at Grandview, and I know that this will be expanded upon since this program has rotations at two different hospitals -- Grandview and Princeton. After completing my first month of residency, my experience has been the same. Everyone has been very friendly, the residents all seem genuinely happy, and I have already learned so much! Aside from the program, Birmingham is an amazing place to live. This city offers just about anything you would want to do in the great outdoors from great hiking to fantastic golf courses to some awesome places for kayaking. Also, the restaurant scene is amazing as well. Overall, I am very happy that I ended up at Brookwood Baptist Health for my residency, and I cannot wait to see what it has in store for me!

Hilton, Jesse, M.D.

Hometown: Carrollton, TX
Undergrad: Baylor University
Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Career Interest: Hospitalist or PCP
Hobbies: Photography, swimming, biking, PC gaming

Thoughts about our program: I chose Brookwood Baptist Health because of the welcome environment I felt as I met and interacted with the residents, leadership, faculty, and staff. While career growth is important and


Jovzpary, Jasmine, D.O.

Hometown- Ashville, AL
Undergrad- Jacksonville State University
Medical School- Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn
Career Interest- Hospitalist
Hobbies- Going to the river and beach, fishing, watching Alabama football
Thoughts about our program: The location was a huge deciding factor for me. Birmingham has everything you need. Also, the people were so nice and welcoming during my interview.


Kondragunta, Kaushika, M.D.

Hometown: Guntar, India
Undergrad: N.R.I. Medical College

Medical School: N.R.I. Medical College


Landers, Conrad, D.O.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergrad: University of Alabama
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn
Career interest: Pulmonary Critical Care, Hospitalist, or ER Fellowship
Hobbies: Saltwater fishing, hiking, sports and hunting
Thoughts about our program: I chose this program because of the residents and staff. The residents from day one welcome you as if you have known them forever. They are supportive and are always there to help both inside and outside the hospital setting. 


Lowrey, Lauren, D.O.

Hometown: Gadsden, Alabama
Undergrad: Jacksonville State University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn
Career Interest: Hospitalist or fellowship
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy traveling, riding horses, snow skiing, throwing a Frisbee to my puppy named Bonnie, and spending time with my family
Thoughts about our program: I knew Brookwood Baptist Health had a reputation for producing great physicians. The faculty is excited to teach. I also like how we have the opportunity to train at two different hospitals.  


Martin, Tiffany, M.D.

Hometown: Cullman, AL
Undergrad: Mississippi State University
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Career Interest: General internal medicine (hospitalist/clinic), especially in underserved communities
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, re-creating Pinterest projects, and -- most importantly -- spending time with my husband and our daughter.
Thoughts about our program: I chose this program because during my interview I got the feeling that the faculty and staff were passionate about the same things as me. I really value teaching and providing care to the underserved.

Singletary, Kyle, D.O.

Hometown: Cottonwood Alabama
Undergrad: Troy University
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interest: Hospitalist
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and watching Auburn football

Thoughts about our program: I did an AI here during my 4th year and noted how the residents here were always trying to help each other out and treated each other with respect. I knew residency would challenge me, so surrounding myself with team-oriented individuals was a priority. I also learned so much during my time here and was impressed with the willingness of the attendings to teach everyone on the team. In addition, my wife’s family is from the area, so I had visited frequently during my third and fourth years as a medical student and loved the city of Birmingham and surrounding communities. I am very happy with my decision to pursue residency at BBH. 


2020 - 2021 PGY-1

Etheridge, Luke, D.O.

Hometown: Fairhope, AL
Undergrad: Birmingham-Southern College
Medical School: VCOM-Auburn
Career Interest: Hospitalist
Hobbies: Grilling, fishing, hiking with my wife and dog
Thoughts about our program I chose this program because of the people. Everyone I interacted with throughout the process of rotating, applying, and interviewing was phenomenal. I could tell the culture was one that not only fostered a great learning environment but also encouraged wellness and camaraderie. Additionally, the educational experience you get as a BBH resident is unmatched. We are allowed just the right amount of independence so that we take full accountability for our patients and their treatment plans but an upper level or attending is never more than a call or text away, even in the middle of the night. All of our co-residents and attendings are extremely approachable and would never criticize you for asking for help. We also have the unique opportunity of rotating through two very unique hospitals which gives us the opportunity to take care of people from a spectrum of backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. Overall, this program is fantastic, and I could not have asked for a better place to complete my residency training.


Jackson, Will, D.O.

Hometown - Andalusia, AL
Undergrad - University of Alabama
Medical School - Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interest: Undecided
Hobbies: Powerlifting, Golfing, Spending time with my wife, cats, and dog 
Thoughts about our program: : I had the opportunity to do an AI at Princeton during my 4th year of medical school, and I loved the sense of comradery amongst the residents. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be a part of the program and willing to help each other, which was an important factor when it came to rankings. I also appreciate the fact we get to rotate between two hospitals with two different EMRs, as I think it will help better prepare us for life after residency 


Johnston, Thomas, M.D.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergrad: University of Georgia
Medical School: University of Alabama

Paradise, Payton, D.O.

Hometown: Scottsboro, AL
Undergrad: Mississippi State University
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine


Patel, Aashka, M.D.

Hometown- Vestavia Hills, AL
UndergradUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical School- University of Alabama School of Medicine
Career Interest- Still decided between hospitalist and fellowship
Hobbies- Spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading
Thoughts about our program: Growing up in Birmingham, I have always loved the city and knew I wanted to stay close by for residency. During the interview process at BBH, I experienced and appreciated how close-knit and friendly the residents were as well as the attendings who were genuinely invested in our education. This program also offered a unique opportunity to practice at two hospitals and be exposed to a diverse group of patients with different backgrounds. One of the additional benefits of this program is that it has offered me the chance to work one-on-one with sub-specialty attendings and acquire hands-on experience with various procedures. During my time here, I have loved being in this supportive environment with all of the staff, attendings, and my co-residents. I am very grateful to have this opportunity to complete my training in the BBH IM Residency Program.


Patel, Shreya, M.D..

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
Undergrad: AMC MET Medical College

Medical School: AMC MET Medical College
Career Interest- Primary Care vs Hospitalist
Hobbies- Listening to music, singing, dancing, cooking, traveling, meditation and yoga, watching movies esp. animated
Thoughts about our program: While doing an observership at BBH about a year ago with my husband Vash, I met the amazing faculty and saw how friendly the relations between residents were. From that time, this was the program we wanted to match into. Vash and I applied for a couple’s match and we matched! Since then, Birmingham has been a home to us and I truly feel this is all I could’ve asked for... Despite being an IMG, I felt a smoother transition with the help of everyone around. For me, the program is a summation of approachable and eager-to-teach attendings, super helpful and encouraging seniors, friendly and intelligent peers, highly knowledgeable librarians and nursing staff, super sweet program coordinators of all specialties, and an inspiring learning environment with a wide patient population… And finally about Birmingham, who doesn't love a lot of trees and warm weather?



Patel, Vash, M.D.

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
Undergrad: AMC MET Medical College
Medical School: AMC MET Medical College
Career interestHospitalist or Fellowship
Hobbies: Traveling, Music, Marvel/DC Comic movies
Thoughts about our program: I heard great things about our program from a very close friend who graduated from here. One of the other major factors in choosing BBH was me and my wife, Shreya interviewed here as we were participating in a couples match. We both loved the faculty here and already knew how supportive the program is while doing a rotation last year. The faculty and residents were friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. Upper-level residents were keen to take us on rounds, teach and help improve our knowledge base. We wanted to be as passionate about medicine as our faculty and seniors were. Apart from many great things about Birmingham such as weather, lush green trails it also has a diverse patient population that offers a wide range of pathophysiology and complex patient cases. Now when we work here I am happy to experience what we had hoped for.  


Pollard, Ryan, D.O.

Hometown: Auburn, AL
Undergrad: Utah State University
Medical School: VCOM - Auburn

Toy, Brandon, M.D.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergrad: Loyola University New Orleans, LSU
Grad School: Mississippi College
Medical School: LSU HSC Shreveport
Career Interest: Hospitalist, Critical Care, Rheumatology
Hobbies: Gym, Cooking, Tennis, Gardening

Thoughts about our program: I could tell that the faculty interviewers had an interest in me and knew this meant they would help me succeed with my career goals. I also liked having two different hospital facilities to rotate at. Additionally, I enjoy hiking and gardening and Birmingham is a great beautiful place to do all of these activities! . 


Vemulapalli, Uday, M.D.

Hometown: Bristol, England
Undergrad: NRI Medical College
Medical School: NRI Medical College
Career Interest: Hospitalist or Nephrology
Hobbies: Any and all sports, movies, eating and cooking good food, hiking

Thoughts about our program: This program has an incredible family feel, you could tell from how their residents spoke about it on interview day ad my experience so far how much they really care about our well-being whilst also being excellent educators that they genuinely care about guiding us to being the best possible physicians you we can be.
They value your input, encourage your feedback and really nurture an environment of open communication and strive to make improvements to the program as a whole. This is a big emphasis on education, and they encourage us to make our own decisions constantly which is exactly what I was looking for, that sense of responsibility I have whilst also being trusted to make these choices is really helping me develop my skills. My co-residents have been incredible welcoming and supportive and I've made some good friends already who share common interests whether that's going out for dinner and drinks or hiking through the beautiful parks around here.
Birmingham is also a great city to live in, its the perfect size, everything is 15m away, loads of great breweries, some fantastic restaurants and its so green and pleasant throughout the year. I have absolutely no regrets about joining this great program and truly enjoy being a part of the culture that they hold in the highest regard and look forward to continuing to grow as a physician as this program continues to evolve. . 


Preliminary Internal Medicine Residents

Francis, Cynthia, M.D.

Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
Undergrad: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Career Interest: PM&R
Hobbies: I wanted a program that allowed me to make new friends and form connections in Birmingham before starting PM&R. I'm from the midwest and prefer small cities that are fun but manageable. Birmingham has so much to offer and I've met some great people at this program that I look forward to spending time with at work and outside of work. The faculty and staff at this program genuinely care and support the residents. Medicine can be overwhelming and strenuous at times, but the people you work with really make the difference.


McBride, Christine, D.O.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Medical School: VCOM - Auburn
Career Interest: Hospitalist
Hobbies: trail running, cycling, reading, and playing with my dog
Thoughts about our program: The people! As every other person's bio reports, this program has an amazing sense of community and comradery among the residents and faculty. It makes for a great learning environment. I also feel the 2 hospitals allow for more exposure to different patient populations. My fiancé and our families are also from the area and it is very important to me to have my support system near during residency.  


McNeill, Darien, M.D.

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill 
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Career Interest: PM&R, Sports Medicine 
Hobbies: Weightlifting, playing tennis, watching football, playing the piano
Thoughts about our program: I liked this program's supportive culture as well as the close-knit relationships between the residents. 


Schroeder, Jason, M.D.

Hometown: Covington, LA
Undergrad: LSU Baton Rouge
Medical School: LSU HSC New Orleans
Career Interest: PM&R
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, and hiking with my wife and dog
Thoughts about our program: Spoke with several PM&R residents at UAB who praised this program as a great intern year. It has exceeded my expectations through the support we receive from the staff, the one-on-one attention given by the attendings, and the large breadth of experience it offers. I have no doubt in my mind that I couldn't have asked for a better intern year.