Emily Carson Atwood
Geisel Class of 2016

MATCHING IN Pediatrics: “I'm interested in eventually going into Neonatology or Pediatric Hospital Medicine. I've always loved working with kids and families (I was a middle school teacher before coming to medical school) and my pediatric rotations helped solidify my career choice. I even had the chance to take an extra year between 3rd and 4th year of medical school so that I could more fully devote time to several pediatric research projects, which was an amazing opportunity. I'm really excited to work with pediatric patients and their families, and to focus on improving the systems and communities in which they live and seek care.”

THE GEISEL EXPERIENCE: “Whether it was post-quiz celebrations during our 1st year, trips to Boston with the Urban Health Scholars, or days spent together on 3rd year clerkships as far as San Francisco, I've had an incredible time working with and learning from my classmates and colleagues. I know that Geisel graduates have done and will continue to do amazing things in the world of healthcare, and I feel so privileged to be a part of this community. Meeting my husband at our medical school interview and getting married in front of a lot of our classmates was also a highlight!”

IMPORTANT MENTOR: “Dr. Alison Holmes juggles many different roles at Dartmouth - pediatric hospitalist, clinical researcher, clerkship co-director, course facilitator - and she goes above and beyond to enhance student learning and to improve patient care in each of those roles. She has been one of my research mentors over the last few years and has taught me so much about quality improvement methodology and about a career in pediatrics, which I know will help me in residency and beyond.”

Rex Atwood
Geisel Class of 2016

MATCHING IN General Surgery: “I matched in General Surgery through the military match process in December, so I'll be heading to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland this June (although we won't know where my wife matches until Match Day on March 18). I knew I wanted to come to medical school after shadowing surgeons at Walter Reed during my undergraduate years at the U.S. Naval Academy. I want the chance to work with servicemen and women, their families, and veterans and to be there to provide care when they are critically sick or injured.” 

THE GEISEL EXPERIENCE: “One of my favorite experiences was my month as a sub-intern on the Trauma Surgery service. I enjoyed the fast-paced environment of critical care and the chance to have more autonomy as a sub-intern. I also really enjoyed my rotations at the VA hospital in White River Junction, VT, and the opportunity to work with and learn from local veterans.”

IMPORTANT MENTOR: “I'm in the dual MD/MBA program at Geisel/Tuck and have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Michael Zubkoff, the head of that program. He has served as an excellent mentor from both the business and medical sides of my training. From career advice in medicine to providing the newest insights in the healthcare venture capital space, his input has clearly shaped my experience here for the better.”

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