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  1. 1. THE MATCH!!! 2008 University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  2. 2. <ul><li>Pediatric Residency positions have been steadily increasing. </li></ul><ul><li>2382 total positions in the Match this year </li></ul><ul><li>96% filled </li></ul><ul><li>We filled our 2008-2009 Intern Class with 16 fantastic new Gators! </li></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  3. 3. <ul><li>Class of 2008-2009 Stats… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Six males </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They speak 10 different languages (including sign language!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of research and interest outside of medicine </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Intern Class of 2008… </li></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  5. 5. <ul><li>Abdussalam Cheema </li></ul><ul><li>Allma Iqbal Medical College-Pakistan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Previously HIPPA officer in Virginia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owned and practiced in Family Medical Center-Primary Care Practice in Pakistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaks Urdu and Punjabi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include hiking, photography, and web graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shamaila’s cousin!!! </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  6. 6. <ul><li>Elizabeth Davis </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Southeastern University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Catch Grant project volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer for Friends Forever HIV camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include reading, swimming, and traveling </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  7. 7. <ul><li>Alejandro “Alex” Flores </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maryland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes camp counselor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient care coordinator for StarTrack (HIV) program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include political and social issues, cooking, sports and travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaks Spanish </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  8. 8. <ul><li>Andrew Galligan </li></ul><ul><li>Florida State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys sports ie: basketball, baseball, football and skydiving! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked as a Boggy Creek counselor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the founding members of the Jewish Medical Student Association at FSU </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  9. 9. <ul><li>Elizabeth Griffin </li></ul><ul><li>University of Florida </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has traveled several times to Nicaragua for medical mission trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys cooking, gardening, kayaking, fishing and hiking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active in the children’s ministry at her church </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  10. 10. <ul><li>Virginia “Ginny” Holton </li></ul><ul><li>University of Virginia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biomedical research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include volleyball, sign language, reading and travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active member in her church </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  11. 11. <ul><li>Dallas McKay </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Southeastern University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasurer for NSUCOM Pediatrics club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys cooking including Thai, Chinese and Italian food </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  12. 12. <ul><li>Diane Mageau </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Previously worked as a Performance Improvement Manager in a hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice president of pediatrics club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include kayaking, hiking, and painting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaks Spanish </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  13. 13. <ul><li>Melissa Micallef </li></ul><ul><li>Ross University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participated in Salybia Mission Project/Women’s Health Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Played softball in college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include reading, swimming and playing the flute </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  14. 14. <ul><li>Alexandra Milloff </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maryland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Received grant to perform research in a peds endocrinology lab at UCLA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys reading (American and post-colonial literature) and writing short stories </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  15. 15. <ul><li>Jessica Ross </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Illinois University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys capoeira, dance, travel and photography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interested in mission work – has traveled to Ecuador on a mission trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boys and Girls Club and Red Cross volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active in her church </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Sadiq Shaik </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bangalore Medical College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MPH at UAB </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involved in several research projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fluent in Hindi, Urd, Kannada, and Telugu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include reading, soccer, cricket and folk rock </li></ul></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  17. 17. <ul><li>Sarah Tatum </li></ul><ul><li>Florida State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold Humanism Honor Society member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participated in medical missions to Panama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary for FSUCares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys travel, running – has completed 2 marathons (Disney and Chicago) </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  18. 18. <ul><li>Bijoy Thattaliyath </li></ul><ul><li>Medical College, Calicut </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research in ischemic cardiac failure with Dr Byrne – Cardiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests include photography, computers, aviation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaks Hindi and Malayalam </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Seth Usher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sackler School of Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UF undergrad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys attending American Political Item Collectors shows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies also include jogging, traveling, and scuba diving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speaks Hebrew </li></ul></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  20. 20. <ul><li>Christie Yee </li></ul><ul><li>LSU – New Orleans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tar Wars volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traveled to Dominican Republic for mission trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice president of the Asian Pacific AMSA and PIG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies include photography and traveling </li></ul></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics
  21. 21. <ul><li>A big THANK YOU to… </li></ul><ul><li>Teri and Jay for arranging interview dinners and drivers. </li></ul><ul><li>The housestaff selection committee (and Drs. Novak, Black, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>All the faculty who took time to meet with the applicants. </li></ul><ul><li>Imogene for coordinating all the interview stuff. </li></ul><ul><li>AND all the residents for attending dinners, interview lunches, tours, and HSC meetings!!! </li></ul>University of Florida Department of Pediatrics

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