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Meka Uffenheimer

Tell me about a distinct memory you have from your research internship?

Reviewing and editing manuscripts alongside Dr. Nasseri, attending pilonidal cyst surgeries for image documentation for a project

What did you learn the most about surgery/medicine so far in your research internship?

I learned a lot about the specific diseases we were researching including IBD, pilonidal cysts, and the various colostomy surgeries. This continues to fuel my interest in various GI pathologies as I begin my residency.

What did you learn the most about yourself in your research internship?

I enjoy working on various and diverse projects at any given time.

Why would you recommend this research internship to others who follow your footsteps?

Yes

What are your long term career goals?

Enter the field of pediatrics and work part time in clinical setting and part time in public health setting

How did the research internship help you meet your long term career goals?

Helped me understand what a career in clinical research looks like from grant writing, to data collecting, to manuscript writing, and attending and speaking at a conference!

What is the most recent TV show or series you have watched?

Doctor Who

If you could have any meal in the world delivered to you right now, what would it be?

Hand-rolled everything bagel with scallion cream cheese from New York!