What's next for the UW Ob-Gyn Class of 2020?

Tags: residency, Education

After years of training and hard work, the UW Ob-Gyn Resident Class of 2020 is ready to trade in their UW Health/Meriter scrubs and move on to the next part of their careers! Please join us in wishing this incredible group of women’s health physicians all the best in their future endeavors – congratulations, Class of 2020!

 

ANNA DREWRY, MD

What’s next?

AllinaHealth in Minneapolis, MN

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

It's such a hard question to answer - what are the most important things I learned in residency - because this list is so long. The high-quality surgical teaching, management of a busy L&D board, and office gynecology are probably close to the top. I also feel like our faculty set excellent examples for communicating with patients and clinical judgement. 

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

While there will always been "new attending nerves", these last four years have provided me with the foundation to provide high quality care to women – in the office, in the operating room or on labor and delivery. I'm looking forward to bringing what I have learned to my new practice in Minneapolis. 

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

All the wonderful people we get to work with every day - L&D and OR staff, our Arboretum family, admin team, the faculty and of course all my amazing co-residents. It has been a privilege to get to know and work with you all over the past four years. 

KATHLEEN IRELAND, MD

What's next?

AllinaHealth in Minneapolis

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

The importance of good teamwork and asking for help when you need it. "Load the boat!", as Dr. Rice would say. Our attending staff have been great role models on how to be supportive team members. 

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

I feel confident this residency experience has provided me with the tools to be successful after residency. Grateful to have trained at this institution. 

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

The people. We have such great relationships with staff, attending's and fellow residents. I'll miss this UW residency family! 

SIERRA JANSEN, MD

What's next?

FPMRS fellowship at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque

What was the most important part of your residency experience?

I have loved the camaraderie of the residents, fellows and attendings. They have made these past four years amazing. I have felt truly supported and cared for. 

How do you feel that UW OBGYN prepared you for success after residency? 

I have learned many invaluable lessons. However, the main thing I have learned is to trust in myself and also that the UW OB-GYN community is always around to ask questions. I feel like I have been trained surgically very well and am looking forward to this next transition. 

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

 I will miss all of the people and the hospital staff.  I will also miss all that Madison has to offer – the lakes, the Terrace, the outdoors. I will also miss my class. 

MARY KAO, MD

What’s next?

Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center

BRENDA NIU, MD

What’s next?

Kaiser Permanente in Tacoma, WA

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

One of the most important things I have learned from residency is the resilience, dedication, and compassion it takes to care for our patients. I have been lucky to have so many phenomenal attendings and role models who I can only aspire to be like in the near future. 

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

As scary as it is to be venturing out in the real world next year, UW has trained me not only surgically, but also emotionally and mentally how to handle the challenges of being an OB/GYN. 

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

I will miss all the wonderful people I have been able to call my second family in Madison. These have been the hardest 4 years of my life, and I cannot imagine going through it without a more supportive group of people. Thank you all!

KALI RIVAS, MD

What’s next?

Aurora Sinai in Milwaukee, WI – faculty for their Ob-Gyn residency program, and working with UW SMPH TRIUMPH medical students

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

I feel fortunate to have worked alongside many amazing role models these past four years who taught me to be a compassionate colleague, to trust my instincts clinically, to not be afraid to ask questions, and to "load the boat".

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

Our program provides excellent experience surgically and with management of complicated patients, so I feel well-prepared to provide care to a complex patient population in my future practice. Our department has innumerous incredible teachers who I hope to emulate as I work with residents and students going forward. 

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

I will genuinely miss all of the faculty and staff at UW, Meriter and St. Mary's, all of whom invested so much in our education and wellness over these past four years. I will really miss working with and hanging out with my co-residents, as well as all of our residency traditions. Most of all, I will miss seeing my classmates, though due to COVID-19, we have mastered the art of the Zoom happy hour, so hopefully we can continue that tradition!

ANTONIO ROMO DE VIVAR CHAVEZ, MD

What's next?

University Medical Center of El Paso