From the Wards

Arya Reddy Arya Reddy (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Florida International University

Arya is a third year medical student at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and plans to pursue a career in psychiatry. She loves to travel, experience new cultures, and is constantly trying to gain a global perspective of medicine. In her day to day free time, she enjoys working out and exploring Miami.

Lost and Found in Medical Training

Many people told me that my third year of medical school would be both the most rewarding and the most difficult. That I would choose my future specialty and discover my specific path in medicine — a task which, as I began the year, seemed both exciting and daunting. Little did I know that during my third year of medical school, I would learn just as much about myself as I would about patient care and the practice of medicine.

To Learn in a Pandemic

As a high school volunteer in my local hospital’s oncology unit, I remember the sinking feeling in my stomach every time I saw the bright “Contact Precautions” sign on the door. I would begrudgingly don a flimsy plastic gown, fix a tight surgical mask around my ears, snap on a pair of gloves and proceed into the patient’s room.

Hayden Greene Hayden Greene (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Florida State University College of Medicine

Hayden is a fourth-year medical student at Florida State University College of Medicine, class of 2023. She graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and received her Masters of Science in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida in 2017. She enjoys lifting weights, hiking, paddle boarding and gardening in her free time. Hayden aims to pursue a career in neurosurgery.