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UMMC Residents

Read what University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) graduates say about their residency experience.



First Year

Oluwakemi Ajibade, MD

FM UMMC resident Oluwakemi Ajibade Medical school: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine
Why UMMC? I am able to practice community medicine in a university setting as well as the sense of camaraderie among the faculty and residents.

Nadar Ali, MD

FM UMMC resident Nadar Ali Medical school: Windsor University School of Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine, working with the underserved population, international medicine
Why the Twin Cities? The Twin Cities have a large, diverse population and very friendly people.
Why UMMC? I enjoy the close proximity to family, working with underserved patient population, and the amazing faculty and staff.

Richard Brown, DO

FM UMMC resident Richard Brown Medical school: Midwestern University
Medical interests: Underserved populations, adolescent care
Why the Twin Cities? The close proximity to outstanding food, culture, and exceptional outdoor activities
Why UMMC? I love the diverse population and the opportunity to do inpatient medicine at the UMMC.

Arlene Rillo, MD

FM UMMC resident Arlene Rillo Medical school: Far Eastern University-Nicandor Reyes Medical Foundation
Medical interests: Obstetrics, women reproductive health, full spectrum family medicine
Why the Twin Cities? The fact that it is an urban area with many outdoor activities
Why UMMC? I enjoy the program's excellent curriculum, diverse faculty, and warm residents.

Ayman Srajeldin, MD, ND

FM UMMC resident Ayman Srajeldin

Medical school: Medical University of the Americas
Medical interests: Preventative medicine, nutrition
Why the Twin Cities? The bike paths, cultural diversity, and the similarities to my hometown Toronto
Why UMMC? I enjoy the clinic atmosphere as it is the type of environment in which I can put my skills to best use, and I truly enjoy the city of Minneapolis.

Moaweya Zayed, MD

FM UMMC resident Moaweya Zayed Medical school: Saint James School of Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine
Why the Twin Cities? The beautiful weather, great trails, and friendly communities
Why UMMC? UMMC has a wonderful teaching system in place, great facilities, and friendly staff.

Second Year

Maleeha Faisal, MBBS

FMCH Education Residency Smileys Residents Faisal  Medical school: Dow Medical College
Medical interests: Procedures, women's health
Why the Twin Cities? Cleanliness; architecture; diversity; the positive, helping nature of the people
Why UMMC? The day of the interview, I felt at home. I loved the welcoming environment, positive energy, and program dynamics.

Amanda Hinrichs, DO

 FMCH Education Residency Smileys Residents Hinrichs Medical school: Western University of Health Sciences
Medical interests: Palliative medicine and end-of-life care, integrative medicine, reproductive health care, LGBT and intersex health care
Why the Twin Cities? There is so much to like about the Twin Cities. Biking tops my list. 
Why UMMC? I chose UMMC for many reasons. It's an urban, academic family medicine program that serves a diverse patient population. The faculty and staff are supportive, and the program allows residents to explore their interests within family medicine. Also, as an avid cyclist, I couldn't resist a clinic that is situated on the Greenway (bike path). 

Sean Schulz, DO

 FMCH Education Residency Smileys Residents Schulz Medical school: Midwestern UniversityArizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine, with special interests in mental health, adolescent medicine, chronic pain, sports medicine, and global health
Why the Twin Cities? It's a diverse place, with a rich culture. The Twin Cities are environmentally conscientious and have bike-friendly paths everywhere. 
Why UMMC? It's an academic residency in a great location, with access to excellent rotations. The University of Minnesota is also nationally recognized for family medicine. 

Sundeep Singh, MD

FMCH Education Residency Smileys Residents Singh  Medical school: Medical University of the Americas
Career goal: Practice family medicine with a balance between inpatient and outpatient care
Why UMMC? I was thoroughly impressed with the faculty and staff during my interview. The facilities were amazing. I really felt like UMMC was a place I could grow both professionally and personally. 

Laurie Townsend, MD, MBA

 FMCH Education Residency Smileys Residents Townsend Updated Medical school: American University of the Caribbean
Career goal: Practice full spectrum family medicine in a community outpatient setting, working with an underserved population
Why the Twin Cities? Supportive family and friends in the area; quality of life and opportunities in the Twin Cities
Why UMMC? I chose UMMC because of the experienced faculty, supportive work environment, diverse patient population, and implementation of best business practices.

Sufina Zayed, MD

FMCH Education Residency Smileys Residents Zayed  Medical school: Saint James School of Medicine
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine, including urgent care and sports medicine
Why the Twin Cities? What attracted me most to the Twin Cities is that it's a major metropolitan area with access to nature; the chain of lakes are simply great. The Twin Cities also has major sports teams, which for a fan like me is important. I am also excited about access to the arts. 
Why UMMC? I chose UMMC because of the excellent academic environment, supportive staff, strong curriculum, and close association with the University. It's also located in a culturally diverse community within an urban setting. 

Third Year

Naveen Anantha, MBBS

FM Smileys Res N Anantha Medical school: Osmania Medical College
Medical interests: Full spectrum family medicine, rural medicine
Why the Twin Cities? The lakes, cultural diversity, nice restaurants, great malls, safe neighborhoods
Why UMMC? Friendly residents and great faculty; University of Minnesota affiliation; a challenging and supportive environment; strong curriculum, excellent program infrastructure, and many elective opportunities

Karen Borchert, MD

FM Smileys Res K Borchert Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Women's health, holistic medical practices and addressing the care of the whole person
Why the Twin Cities? Walking around the lakes in the summer and skiing around them in the winter; the extensive bike path system extending throughout the metro; the vibrant theater scene
Why UMMC? UMMC has phenomenal clinical faculty that are truly dedicated to education.

Deqa Mohamed, MBBS

FM Smileys Res D Mohamed Medical school: Dow Medical College
Medical interests: Preventive medicine, women's health, underserved populations
Why the Twin Cities? The cities are full of diversity, culture, and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities.
Why UMMC? I chose UMMC because it offers a broad-based clinical education in a stimulating and supportive environment. The program is highly respected. I fell in love with the clinic, faculty, staff, and residents. 

Noor Qureshi, MBBS

FM Smileys Res N Qureshi Medical school: Sindh Medical College
Career goals: I would like to work in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Why the Twin Cities? I like the people of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities has great access to lakes, parks, the arts, and restaurants. It's a great place to raise kids, with outstanding school choices.
Why UMMC? A supportive environment; highly qualified faculty with varied interests in family medicine; diverse patient population

Jaskiran Sandhu, MBBS

FM Smileys Res J Sandhu Medical school: Dayanand Medical College 
Career goal/medical interests: My goal is to become a competent family physician prepared to face any challenge. I look forward to practicing full spectrum family medicine and have special interests in women’s health, pediatrics, and procedures.
Why the Twin Cities? Cultural opportunities, beautiful surroundings, shopping at the Mall of America
Why UMMC? I couldn’t resist the warm welcome I received from the staff and faculty at UMMC on the day of my interview and again at my second look. I’m excited to be a part of a university-affiliated program.

Adalberto Torres, MD

FM Smileys Res A Torres Gorrin Medical school: Medical School Faustino Perez
Medical interests: Providing care to a variety of patients, especially geriatric patients and those needing emergency care; working with the underserved in both urban and rural communities
Why the Twin Cities? Friendly, hospitable people; the four seasons, especially summer and the colors of spring and fall
Why UMMC? UMMC combines human values and the art of healing. The faculty, residents, and staff give their best with love and professionalism to make everyone who crosses their path feel better and at home. 




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