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Alumni Kirsten Fill

 

Kirsten Fill, M.D.

Class of 2017

Residency in Anesthesiology

Drexel University

  

UMHS Class of 2017 graduate Dr. Kirsten Fill didn’t always plan on becoming a doctor. The Ontario, Canada native studied biomedical engineering at Queens University and started a corporate job after graduation, but decided she wanted something more rewarding. She decided to pursue the passion for medicine she developed as an undergraduate.

 

Dr. Fill took time from her busy schedule to talk to the UMHS Endeavour about her experiences at UMHS and why she was initially so impressed by the cadaver lab, high-tech classrooms and fun social activities in St. Kitts, the extensive Step 1 preparation at the Portland, Maine campus and her invaluable experiences in clinical rotations, and how she successfully made it through the Match process. Dr. Fill starts her Anesthesiology residency at Drexel University at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia this summer. Click here to read the UMHS Endeavour blog post on how UMHS helped Kirsten become a doctor.

 

UMHS: What was the greatest thing about learning you matched?

 

“My heart rate normalizing. Then realizing it was in the specialty and hospital I wanted”

 

 

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