Internal Medicine, Graduating Class of 2023
- Medical school: Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal
Why did you come to Michigan?
I came to Michigan in 2018 to pursue my dream of getting into Internal Medicine Residency.
Why did you choose your specialty?
Internal Medicine provides an immense opportunity to learn and practice new things every day. With detailed patient interactions and a vast array of diagnostic implications, the internal medicine residency not only broadens our knowledge but helps us to grow in the field every day.
My parents and my siblings (brother and sister) all live back home in Nepal.
When you're not working, what do you like to do for fun?
I love traveling and so far I have traveled to 7 countries. I like watching movies and series. I also love cooking and inviting my friends for dinner, especially over the weekends.
What do you love most about Hurley?
The coordination among the faculty, the Program Director, both the program coordinators, and the residents is really commendable. There is always someone to help you and guide you through, and it makes the transition phase of intern year really easy.
What inspires you?
Patients put their lives in our hands with all the trust and compassion, and this responsibility really inspires me to move forward with more passion and dedication.
Coming to a new place alone with no family and friends and starting everything from the scratch was a bit challenging. With the progression of time, I made friends and got used to the culture and it really eased up everything for me. Constant support and encouragement from family and friends really helped me a lot to overcome many obstacles.
What do you miss most about home?
Whenever I think of back home, I think of family and friends. They have been a big part of my life. We constantly keep in touch almost every day over the phone and other social media.
Favorite hang-out spot in the area?
Seven Lakes States Park is an awesome place to hang out with family and friends and grill some chicken.
I won't say I was surprised but I would definitely say I was really happy with how easy I transitioned in my Initial days. My department and all of the staff and colleagues were very friendly.
I play Cricket.
Favorite ways to keep work-life balance manageable?
When I am at home, I try to focus completely on my personal life with family and friends, and when I am at the hospital, I try to finish all of my work there and never bring work back home.