Neil Fernandes, MD, talks about what brought him to the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical
Hometown: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Undergraduate School: St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, India
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, India
Residency: Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) Program, Cleveland, Ohio
Currently City: Boston - Beacon Hill (mostly)
Brief Bio: The reason I chose MGH for fellowship was due to the feel that I got on my interview day. The fellows were super happy and they were eager to share their experiences about the program. I wanted to be in a PICU that was mixed, both surgical and medical with sub-specialty services. MGHfC seemed to fit the bill and hence I chose it! I am interested in simulation medicine and quality improvement projects which are aplenty in MGHfC as I noted on my interview trail
In my downtime, I like to blog about my experiences as an IMG in the States on neilnf.blogspot.com. I talk about tips and tricks for the USMLE, residency and over-all life in the States.