(First Year Resident)
Where are you from?
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Where did you attend Medical School?
University of Sao Paulo
Favorite memory of Medical School?
This is hard as there were many, many special occasions. I would say probably this trip to the mountains with my friends.
Favorite memory of your intern residency year?
Doing my first intavitreal injection on my own.
Why did you choose Ophthalmology?
It’s a specialty that allows you to do intricate, delicate, skillful surgery and at the same time have a lot of patient interaction. It’s a high-volume specialty as well, which maximizes your impact in people’s lives. Finally, it tends to attract nice people, always better to be around those.
Why did you choose WashU?
It’s a prestigious, world-class institution where people do amazing work but are humble and kind.
How did you survive quarantine?
What are you most looking forward to during your residency?
Become and efficient, competent and kind professional.
What are you not looking forward to during your residency?
Feeling like you could’ve done a better job.
What specialty are you most interested in?