In the spring, Humans of Greenville (@humansofgvl on Instagram) did a series of posts about Class of 2017 student Anna Quantrille, M.D. Dr. Quantrille is currently in residency in med-peds at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Follow along for the next few posts to read more about her residency match experience.
(1/5): I think I’d like to make a clinic for adults with complex childhood diseases. Like adults with sickle cell, or metabolic or genetic things. Treatments are getting better, so people are living longer. And long treatment support for these patients just isn’t there. So med-peds doctors are starting to innovate. I matched med-peds at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. By the time I’m done, I’ll be a licensed pediatrician and internal medicine doctor. That gives me more pediatric training thanif I was just family med. Med-Peds doctors are becoming big in special needs populations, like with adults with congenital heart disease (they used to not make it to adulthood, but now they are!) I also just saw a 51-year-old with sickle cell. Those patients used to not make it that long; we have to develop new treatments. #humansofgvl
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