MIKAYLA TROUGHTON, M.D.
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MIKAYLA TROUGHTON, M.D.

Class of 2018

 

Anesthesiology Residency

University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Dr. Mikayla Troughton started a residency in Anesthesiology the summer of 2018 at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. She has come a long way from the days of wanting to be a veterinarian while growing up in Enniskillen, Ontario, Canada (an hour northeast of Toronto), volunteering for five years at a local veterinary hospital.

 

“After seeing enough animals euthanized for various reasons, I realized that my emotions got the best of me, yet I still wanted to be in health care,” she said. “Medicine seemed to be a great alternative as we put more emphasis into the prevention of disease, treatment and curative therapies.”

 

Dr. Troughton completed her Bachelors of Science in biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. When looking to apply to medical schools, she admits the decision to attend UMHS was a no-brainer.

 

“After having looked into many medical schools abroad, UMHS stood out to me because they truly care about you as an individual and as a student, not to mention the great facilities and brand new anatomy lab on the island,” she said. “When I was accepted, [UMHS VP of Enrollment Management] Michelle Peres personally called me to tell me the wonderful news. I wanted a more personalized experience during medical school and I liked the fact that UMHS offered small class sizes along with TA sessions, peer mentors and office hours catering to all learning styles. Everyone at UMHS was very supportive and the caring environment enabled you to reach your full potential.”

 

“MY EXPERIENCES BOTH IN ST. KITTS AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE MADE ME A STRONGER AND MORE RESILIENT PHYSICIAN. THE FACT THAT I’VE ROTATED THROUGH 13 DIFFERENT HOSPITALS JUST AS A MEDICAL STUDENT ALONE GAVE ME LOTS TO TALK ABOUT DURING MY RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS. MOVING TO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS FORCES YOU TO ADAPT QUICKLY AND YOU EASILY LEARN NEW PATIENT CARE SYSTEMS. UMHS GIVES YOU AN ADVANTAGE OVER MANY U.S. MEDICAL GRADS, SOME OF WHOM MAY ONLY HAVE COMPLETED ONE OR TWO ‘AWAY’ ROTATIONS.”

 

       Read more about Dr. Troughton in her interview with the UMHS Endeavour blog.

 

 

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