Michelle Ricketts, MD
Currently: PGY2 Resident of Radiology
Medical School: University of Toronto (2008)
Pre-med: B.Sc. in Integrative Biology, Honours with Distinction, University of Toronto (2004)
Area(s) of personal interest:
Why did you choose radiology?
I became interested in Radiology after 8 years of working in the Imaging Department at North York General Hospital. I have an interest in technology, anatomy, and enjoy challenging diagnostics. The advancing nature of the field, range of sub-specialties and experiences in which Diagnostic Imaging has changed lives are aspects that have stimulated this passion.
The best and worst things about radiology:
Best thing: is getting to do radiology at UWO where there are awesome residents and supportive staff
Worst thing: Doing ICU in the PGY-1 year and hearing “doctor you’ve gotta get in here this patient is crashing” on the first day of the rotation
Advice to Radiology wannabes:
Do electives at places you would like to do residency without putting all your eggs in one basket. Know the carpal bones inside out. Because itís a 5 year program, you should think really hard about where you will mesh well with others. I know peer pressure and Parental influence are tough to ignore but ultimately itís all about you. Be approachable and friendly with the residents and staff Research is a great idea, but try and start early on. Know a lot of information about the radiology programs at the schools you are interested in. Okay, that is all Good Luck!
Best personal advice:
Favourite TV show:
Mainly Reality Television: So You Think You Can Dance, Americaís Next Top Model, Big Brother, the Hills and Punked
"Everything happens for a reason."
Most Memorable Moment in Radiology:
My elective at UWO
Playing with my kittens
What do you want to do after graduation?
A fellowship but uncertain about the area of interest
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