Resident Testimonial - Dr. Wynter
"UVA was one of the first interviews I went on as a 4th year medical student, so it goes without saying that I did not really know what to expect when I arrived. I came from a medical school with classmates who were incredibly tightknit and I was beyond nervous that I would not be able to find a program where the dynamic would have been similar. One year later, I can say without reservation that those fears have been long forgotten. My co-residents are phenomenal! We work hard, but between competing in intramural sports, spending weekend nights out in Richmond, going downtown for free concerts at Fridays After Five, and exploring Charlottesville’s great outdoors, there is always something to do and someone to do it with.
Our work environment is a great balance between being challenging, rewarding and fun. Being a major referral center for Central Virginia and its surrounding areas, we have the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population with a multitude of unique medical conditions, ensuring that we become well-read and well-rounded internists. The fellows and attendings we collaborate with are truly special. Each one I’ve worked with has been exceptionally approachable, supportive, and willing to help out wherever he or she can. The 1-to-1 intern and resident pairing has also been an instrumental component of the program. It gives you the opportunity to develop collegial relationships with upper level residents who can help you build your confidence quickly. There is always someone there to turn to for guidance as you gain experience and become more independent.
One question I made sure to ask of the residents when I visited on my interview day was if given the chance to do it all over again would they still make the same decision to come to UVA. Resoundingly, everyone I spoke to said “yes!” I would say the same without a doubt. Internship and residency will be tough anywhere you go, but having supportive colleagues like the ones you’ll meet here will make transitioning from the role of student to physician as easy and enjoyable as it can be."