"I chose CU because I was impressed with the variety of training facilities and the breadth of clinical patient volume that allows one to get a good clinical training exposure. The combination of research and teaching opportunities
with the Anschutz Medical Education Campus was also a big draw. Finally, seeing how approachable and helpful the faculty and fellows are was very inspiring for how fellowship would be".
University of Rochester (R)
Med School: University of Colorado
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
"I chose CU because there are probably too many reason to name here -- but a few include: confidence that I would receive outstanding training, best location in the country (in my opinion), friendly and supportive faculty that are
leading experts in their fields, the fellows I met during my interview day all seemed happy and fulfilled. There are also endless career/training/research opportunities."
**If I could be a chocolate bar, I would be "Hershey's Symphony -- refined and delectable but still affordable**
University of Colorado (R)
Med School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Hometown: Norcross, Georgia
Future Plans: Undecided; I am really excited to explore all of the subspecialties within Cardiology!
"I chose CU because Colorado offers broad yet robust clinical training and the three different training sites were definitely a draw to this program for me. It also doesn't hurt that we are surrounded by some of the best skiing and
backpacking in the country!"
** I have always wanted to travel to Brazil, but haven't yet. ""
Karl Gordon Patti
UT Southwestern (R)
Med School: Boston University
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Future Plans: Undecided
"I chose CU for the collegial environment with broad clinical exposure in 3 hospitals/practice settings."
** I have been a vegetarian for 16 years. **
Med School: UCSF
Hometown: Sunnyvale, California
Future Plans: General Cardiology or Non-Invasive
"I chose CU because of its excellent and well-rounded clinical training, easy access to faculty mentors who aligned with my research interests, and to have access to the beautiful mountains of Colorado"
** My first job was as an office assistant in a dentist's office. **
Med School: UCSF
Hometown: Oceano, California
Future Plans: I am still undecided about subspecialty training (considering EP, interventional, imaging, or general), but the most important thing to me is finding a position where I am excited to go into work everyday.
In whatever field of Cardiology I land, my hope is that my career will allow me to pursue the trifecta of clinical work, education and research, in addition to my passions outside of medicine.
"I chose CU, after interviewing at Cardiology fellowship programs all over the country, I felt that this program provided the ideal blend of academic and clinical rigor in a three hospital system with access to a wide variety of patient
populations and pathologies. Additionally, I love the outdoors and having world class skiing, hiking and rock climbing so close was a big draw. Since arriving, I have been truly impressed by the amazing people I get to work with
every day, from my co-fellows and the faculty to the nurses and support staff."
** My first job was renting boogie boards on the beach. **