Every spring, medical students from the University of Colorado and around the country learn simultaneously where they will serve their residencies. Virtual gatherings replaced in-person celebrations at the CU School of Medicine this year.
Khyla Burrows wants to pay it forward. Physicians helped the fourth-year medical student through her share of injuries when she was a young ski racer growing up in Winter Park, Colorado. She started ski racing at age 6 in the Winter Park Competition Center and raced all over the country to compete on a national level. She came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine to train to play the same role in the lives of others. "The doctors that cared for me made such a positive impact on my life and my spirits."
Some kids dread a visit to the doctor’s office, but Sanju Garimella always loved it. In fact, she loved it so much that she spent a day shadowing her pediatrician for a fifth-grade class assignment. “The day I was there, they were mainly doing wellness exams, so it ended up being a lot of talking to patients and parents. I thought that that was a perfect job to be able to meet people and hear their stories.”
With Match Day approaching, Michael Levy is looking forward to finding out where he will spend the next four years during his residency. Michael came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after earning his undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University. He was drawn to the opportunity to help reform the medical school curriculum and help those most in need of care.
As Anthony Scott awaits Match Day on March 19, when he’ll find out where he will spend the next four years as a resident in psychiatry, he doesn’t find his mind wandering far. Scott, who received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Colorado School of Medicine, hopes to stay on the Anschutz Medical Campus for his residency, working with some of the same physicians and faculty members he trained with as a medical student.