Competition was tough this year for three residency positions in Hurley’s Combined Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Residency Training Program, according to Interim Program Director Vijay Naraparaju MD. The three interns who matched to Hurley’s program are outstanding, he said.
This new set of three interns comprise the graduating class of 2020:
Rahul Gupta MD
Dr Gupta is from India and recently lived in Bossier, LA. He attended Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore, India. Upon moving to the Western Hemisphere, he took a position as a teaching faculty and physician at a Caribbean medical school in St. Vincent, whose US-based curriculum helped him to interact with US faculty and students and become more culturally rich and diverse. This sometime-poet also enjoys playing football, cricket, and volleyball, and loves music and musicals.
Kewan Hamid MD
Originally from Iraq, Dr Hamid attended Hawler Medical University in Erbil, Iraq. He is married to Dunya Mohamad MD (a member of Hurley Pediatric residency graduating class of 2018). Recently residing in Federal Heights, Colo., Dr. Hamid enjoys staying fit by playing soccer and exercising - and he likes watching soccer, too. He likes playing chess and enjoys reading, especially on topics related to Roman history and politics.
Frank Kalaba MD
Dr Kalaba has seen much of the world and yet is perfectly happy to be taking his next educational steps in Flint, Mich. The Zambia native attended the Russion National Research Medical University in Moscow, Russia, and lived in Sacramento, Calif., with his wife, before moving to Flint for his residency training. He loves learning about different cultures and so far has added Spanish and American Sign Language to his language skill set, in addition to his native English and a bit of Russian. This singer (mostly baritone and bass) loves soccer, hiking in natural areas, and learning about different cultures (including tasting different foods).