The Department of Medicine recognized the 8 preliminary interns of 2009-10 with a farewell lunch. The 8 interns: Angela Shedd, Benjamin Marks, Christopher Therasse, Fan Zhang, Hallie Kendis, Jay Gavvala, Juliana Basko, and Manisha Sahay will be starting new careers in dermatology, radiology and neurology at Northwestern and other institutions. Best of luck to them and thanks for all of your hard work!
Angela Shedd: Dermatology resident at UT Southwestern
Described as “the nicest person I have ever met,” “highly empathetic with patients and families,” “accurate and meticulous.” "Very positive with fellow team members, always encourages us!” – NU student
Benjamin Marks: Dermatology resident at Northwestern
Described as “another Ben Singer,” “inquisitive” “respectful and uses good judgment.” Described by NMH nurses as “an outstanding communicator who really cares about patient outcomes”
Chris Therasse: Radiology resident at Northwestern
“Outstanding performance in clinic” “motivated and collaborative” “excellent clinical skills and a great collaborator.” “Always made me feel part of the team and taught as much as possible” – NU student
Fan Zhang: Neurology resident at Northwestern
Described as “practical, eager to learn and efficient,” skilled and competent,” “excellent communicator with nurses.” “Fun to work with and always helped us look good on rounds” – NU student
Hallie Kendis: Neurology resident at Northwestern
Described as “energetic and engaged,” “hard working and responsible” “calm under fire,” “always made herself available for teaching and to discuss patients – no matter how busy she was” – NU student.
Jay Gavvala: Neurology resident at Northwestern
Described as: “impressive” clinically,”“flawless in difficult patient care situations” and “truly caring," “an honor to work with him” - NU student
Juliana Basko: Dermatology resident at University of Chicago
Described as “a great role model” by students. Described as “inquisitive,” “hardworking” “dedicated” and “extremely bright” by faculty.
Manisha Sahay: Neurology resident at Northwestern
Described as “dedicated to read about every case in detail,” “diligent and displays strong clinical judgment,” “an excellent multitasker,” and “turned in an impressive performance for her stage of training.” “ I appreciated her support and encouragement of my contributions to the team.” – NU student