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Listen to what our Alumni have to say about their journey towards becoming successful doctors. Inspiring stories of students who strived and succeeded with AUA.
Class of 2016
“I went to AUA not knowing the wonderful, challenging, fulfilling, and life changing experience ahead of me, AUA put down the ladder for me and helped me succeed in my journey of medicine.
They supported my journey and today I am an Interventional Cardiologist practicing in New Jersey where I take care of complex cardiac patients every day. I will forever be grateful to AUA for opening the doors and leading me to my true potential. AUA , academic faculty and the island of Antigua where I spent two incredible years of my life will always hold a special place in my heart.”
I’m a PGY3 Internal Medicine Resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey. I applied for a Cardiology Fellowship this year and I’m awaiting some good news. I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, attended high school, before emigrating to the US. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Mathematics from Texas A&M University-Commerce and taught High School AP Chemistry for five years. Medicine is my second career, AUA gave me an opportunity of a lifetime and I am forever grateful. I avidly engage in Community Outreach, fighting voraciously for Health equity and against Health Disparities while promoting Cardiac Health.
I graduated from AUA in 2013. Since my graduation, my career has taken me on a journey across the country where I have had the opportunity to train and work with several mentors who have guided me to my current path today. I knew early on that I wanted to work with children, especially children with cancer. My experiences in residency and fellowship provided me with the opportunity to gain an understanding about the pediatric oncology field and provide a hands-on approach to working with children and their families to ultimately cure them of their disease. I currently have a hybrid role where I work with children with leukemia while also taking care of patients undergoing bone marrow transplant. This dual role allows me to work with children with high risk disease and follow them from diagnosis to hopefully cure, while also being able to incorporate various immunotherapies for those patients who do not respond to conventional therapy. While this field presents many challenges, I find that the chance to work with my patients and their families is rewarding in being able to help them through this difficult process while also using the knowledge and experience from these situations as a platform to help future patients and their families.
AUA was instrumental in helping me achieve my goals, they cared about the students performing well and pushed us to be the best version of our selves, the faculty understood our pathway to success and helped guide us in right direction.
I would not be where I am today without the support of AUA and their professors. The foundation I developed in Antigua for thinking critically has shaped me for who I am today. I am forever grateful for the experiences AUA has taught me, and will always carry it with me during my medical career.
I wholeheartedly encourage all AUA students to persevere and maintain their diligent efforts, as there is undoubtedly a promising future awaiting them at the end of this challenging journey. Additionally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to AUA for granting me the invaluable opportunity to embark on this transformative path.
“AUA helped pave the way for my success. It set high standards, and ensured that students met rigorous challenges head on. Through a comprehensive network of clinical sites, students are afforded the opportunity to work with a plethora of specialists, and build an invaluable fund of knowledge. The critical thinking, and skills, that my time at AUA helped me to develop, continue to aid me in my care of patients to this day.”
Srikant Sivaraman, is a board certified General, and Vascular Surgeon. He graduated from AUA in 2012. He completed his General Surgery training at the University to Maryland, and Vascular Surgery training at Wayne State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery. He is passionate about Vascular Surgery, and Trauma.
It has definitely been a long journey! I am however grateful and humble to start the next chapter in my career in Internal Medicine! I am thankful and forever in debt for my family and loved ones who’s helped and supported me along the way. I thank the AUA family for preparing me for this rewarding career. My childhood dream is finally here!
I came to Antigua in 2009 and lived in Jolly Harbor, which was tucked away from most places and a great place to unwind. During free time, I definitely enjoyed what the island had to offer. In particular, I remember going to La Bussola for amazing food, followed by Connor’s to play pool (not sure if it is still around). I chose AUA because of the milestones it achieved in such a short period of time. They also finished construction of the new campus while I was there, which was impressive; though our class never got to fully enjoy it. Basic science and clinical rotations geared me towards board preparation, but it was the extended hours of self-study and staying disciplined that put things into perspective. Developing these traits at AUA really helped me achieve each milestone during medical school, residency and beyond. It has been 6 years since graduation, and I am working on a second fellowship sub-specializing in interventional neuroradiology. Best of all, I continue training in my home state of Texas, as a board certified neurologist. In retrospect, AUA was the initial “stepping stone” I needed to jumpstart my journey into medicine. And for that I am truly grateful.
I want to start off by saying that I am very thankful to AUA for these last 10 years. I started with premed in 2011 at AICASA, followed by AUA from there. I had one of the best experiences in residency at UIUC at Carle Foundation Hospital, which allowed me to continue following my dreams and currently be at University of Miami for Critical Care Fellowship. I have been both privileged and humbled with taking care and watching the progression of COVID-19 since March 2020 and currently working in strictly COVID MICU.
AUA is dedicated to the success and well-being of their students and will provide you all the tools you need to become successful and establish your career, just as they have provided me. I am grateful to AUA for giving me a chance when nobody else would.