Dr. Divya Krishnan. Photo courtesy of Dr. Krishnan.
Love of science led to med school
Why she chose UMHS
She also did a rural rotation in Australia in Family Medicine “through the eyes of refugee health and sexual health. ”
“It was a very illuminating experience working frequently with interpreters to understand the cultures that influenced the healthcare decisions of refugees from Nepalese refugee camps (i.e., Bhutanese) and those from Congo,” she said.
She also worked with rape victims who wanted to get a medical or surgical termination of pregnancy as well as several patients from the LGBTQ+ community.
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UMHS faculty & staff helped her reach goals
“[Assistant Director of Clinical Placement] Brandy Admendares exemplified professionalism by diving into her role with patience and perseverance. When she first took on her role as clinical coordinator, she admitted to us when she didn’t know something but then immediately took the time to learn it to best help us, especially during challenging times such as this pandemic. This has inspired me to be unafraid of saying ‘I don’t know’ but to follow that with ‘I will find out’.”
Dr. Krishnan said she owes a lot to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Patrick McCormick for helping keep her updated on everything regarding the Match.
“Patrick McCormick has been a very detail-oriented mentor without whom our students/graduates would not be able to go through the Match process as well-prepared as we are. He constantly fact-checks everything he sends us and utilizes his immense experience for our benefit. And he doesn’t stop there – he continues to seek feedback from the students/graduates every year in order to help us better. This is an incredible asset to have since nobody can become better without being aware of their scope for improvement.”
“On the island, Dr. Prakash Mungli [Dean of Student Affairs, Chairman of Molecular Sciences Course, Director and Professor of Biochemistry] encouraged me to strive to be the best I could be at everything,” she said. “Dr. Michael Doherty [Professor of Neuroscience] inspired me to never get lost in the demands of the present/future but recognize that the strong foundation I have built up until now was founded on my hard work as well as the dedication of so many others intentionally assisting me on my journey. Dr. Anoop Kumar Jalan [Professor of Pathology] showed me how to enjoy the process and to make learning enjoyable for myself.”
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Preparing for the Match
It is also important to follow the guidance of the UMHS Academic & Student Affairs Department.
Preventative medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic
Making it in med school & beyond
(Top photo): Dr. Divya Krishnan is in a Family Medicine residency at AdventHealth in Florida. Photo courtesy of Dr. Krishnan.
Scott is Director of Digital Content at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City, StageZine.com.