Goodbye, Resident Class of 2019!

Tags: residency, Education

five women standing together on stairs outside

Next week, the UW Ob-Gyn resident class of 2019 will graduate and depart for the next stages of their careers as women’s health providers. We’re so grateful for their commitment to excellent patient care and dedication to improving the residency experience for every trainee who joins our department. You will be greatly missed, but we can’t wait to see what amazing things you do next!

Read on to learn more about what the class of 2019 will do after graduation!

 

Han Cun, MD

Where will you be going and what will you be doing after UW Ob-Gyn?

I will be moving to Houston for a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson.

What are the most important things you learned during your residency?

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."  Residency and being here at UW has taught me the importance and value of a team. I have become a much stronger, smarter, and more skillful physician because of the wonderful teammates I have, including my co-residents and mentors. 

How do you feel UW Ob-Gyn prepared you for success after residency?

I have not only gained wonderful surgical and clinical skills from my training at UW, but the faculty have showed me the humanistic side of medicine including compassion and humility. 

What will you miss most about UW Ob-Gyn and/or Madison?

The support and camaraderie that comes with having fellow co-residents.

Any special shout-outs or thanks to faculty, staff, other residents who really shaped your time here?

The gynecologic oncology division for their wonderful support and mentorship. Dr. Rice and Dr. Hartenbach for their fearless leading and guidance. And of course my co-residents, particularly Anna M., Ashley, Emily, and Lauren. I never expected our residency to be easy, but we got through it!

 

Ashley Durward, MD

Where will you be going and what will you be doing after UW Ob-Gyn?

I will be working as a generalist ob-gyn at Madison Women’s Health.

What will you miss most about UW Ob-Gyn?

I will miss working so closely with the all of my attendings and my close residency friendships.

 

Anna Meyer, MD

Where will you be going and what will you be doing after UW Ob-Gyn?

I will be working as a generalist with Oakdale Obstetrics and Gynecology in Minnesota.

What are the most important things you learned during your residency?

The importance of self-care and maintaining a strong support system; the value of working on an interdisciplinary team.

How do you feel UW Ob-Gyn prepared you for success after residency?

The UW residency offers a well-balanced training in OB, gynecology and subspecialties. I am incredibly grateful to have trained with faculty who are dedicated to teaching, passionate about women’s health and serve as role models for compassionate care.

What will you miss most about UW Ob-Gyn and/or Madison?

I will greatly miss the faculty and residents who supported me through the past four years.

 

Emily Rosen, MD

Where will you be going and what will you be doing after UW Ob-Gyn?

I will be working as an academic generalist at The Ohio State University. 

What are the most important things you learned during your residency?

There are so many things that I learned during residency - most of which I learned by example. I learned that working well together, whether it's with your patients, colleagues, staff, or other learners, is not only what provides the best patient care, but is what allows you to love what you do. 

How do you feel UW Ob-Gyn prepared you for success after residency?

Residency at UW allowed me to grow into a better learner, teacher, physician, and person.  We receive phenomenal surgical training at UW due to high surgical volume, complex patients, and dedicated teachers.  I believe that the clinical exposure, guidance from my mentors, and interactions with all of my patient is what will allow me to succeed after residency so that I continue to have the privilege of taking care of women.  

What will you miss most about UW Ob-Gyn and/or Madison?

I will definitely miss coming to work every day and being greeted by familiar, smart, and kind people. I will miss all of the individuals at UW who were a part of my journey here, and I will especially miss my patients with whom I have developed a bond with over the past four years. 

Any special shout-outs or thanks to faculty, staff, other residents who really shaped your time here?

There are so many people who have shaped my time here; too many to name.  You know who you are ❤

 

Lauren Verrilli, MD

Where will you be going and what will you be doing after UW Ob-Gyn?

I am headed to the University of Utah for a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

What are the most important things you learned during your residency? 

I have learned so much in my residency, but what I will take with me the most is that the way you treat people who ask you for help makes all the difference. 

 How do you feel UW Ob-Gyn prepared you for success after residency?

I am excited to continue my training with a strong background in surgical and clinical skills from University of Wisconsin. This program pushed me to think critically and independently in high acuity situations and to care for complex obstetric and gynecologic patients.

What will you miss most about UW Ob-Gyn and/or Madison?

I will miss going on runs on the lakeshore path in the summer and jumping off the dock at the terrace at the end, finishing the day with ice cream and a cold beer.

 Any special shout-outs or thanks to faculty, staff, other residents who really shaped your time here?

Dr. Bills has become a great friend, mentor and pioneer in resident wellness. If I ever have a question or problem, he always has practical advice. His annual winter cabin weekend is always a residency favorite! Dr. Williams has been an incredible mentor in medical and surgical training but most importantly in professional development. Dr. Hartenbach and Dr. Rice pushed me to pursue a fellowship that was unchartered for our residents and I am eternally thankful for their unrelenting support. Thank you to the whole REI division (Drs. Stanic, Broadwell and Cooney) for showing me a fantastic field that I can't wait to join!