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Vijaysai Veerapaneni

MD

Program:

Internal Medicine Graduating Class of 2022

Where are you from originally?

India

Medical school:

NRI Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

When did you come to the U.S. - and Michigan - and why?

  • 2017 to US for step 2 CS, interviews
  • 2018 to Michigan for residency

Why did you choose your specialty?

Interested in diagnostics

Family:

  • Parents in India
  • Sister in USA
  • Pet with me
When you're not working, what do you do for fun?
Hike, drive around, watch Netflix.

What do you miss most about home?

Can't express. Keep in touch with Phone calls and FaceTime.

Favorites:

  • Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Movie: 12 Angry Men
  • Music: Country
  • Website: Twitter
  • Coffee shop: Starbucks
  • Workout place: Anytime Fitness
  • Beach: Grand Haven, Mich., for now

Favorite quotation:

Do or do not; there's no try. ~Yoda

Favorite things about Flint and Michigan:

  1. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  2. Grand Haven, Mich.
  3. Beer
  4. Hurley ;-)

Special talents:

  • I used to perform stage plays (in my native language though)
  • I used to play basketball decently well
  • I’m more than decent at chess

Favorite ways to keep work-life balance manageable:

Walks in nearby park with my pooch