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University of Florida. Department of Pediatrics. THE MATCH!!! 2008. University of Florida. Department of Pediatrics. Pediatric Residency positions have been steadily increasing. 2382 total positions in the Match this year 96% filled

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The match 2008

University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

THE MATCH!!!2008


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Residency positions have been steadily increasing.

  • 2382 total positions in the Match this year

  • 96% filled

  • We filled our 2008-2009 Intern Class with 16 fantastic new Gators!


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Class of 2008-2009 Stats…

    • Six males

    • They speak 10 different languages (including sign language!)

    • Lots of research and interest outside of medicine


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

The Intern Class of 2008…


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Abdussalam Cheema

  • Allma Iqbal Medical College-Pakistan

    • Previously HIPPA officer in Virginia

    • Owned and practiced in Family Medical Center-Primary Care Practice in Pakistan

    • Speaks Urdu and Punjabi

    • Hobbies include hiking, photography, and web graphics

    • Shamaila’s cousin!!!


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Elizabeth Davis

  • Nova Southeastern University

    • Catch Grant project volunteer

    • Volunteer for Friends Forever HIV camp

    • Hobbies include reading, swimming, and traveling


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Alejandro “Alex” Flores

  • University of Maryland

    • Diabetes camp counselor

    • Patient care coordinator for StarTrack (HIV) program

    • Hobbies include political and social issues, cooking, sports and travel

    • Speaks Spanish


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Andrew Galligan

  • Florida State University

    • Enjoys sports ie: basketball, baseball, football and skydiving!

    • Worked as a Boggy Creek counselor

    • One of the founding members of the Jewish Medical Student Association at FSU


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Elizabeth Griffin

  • University of Florida

    • Has traveled several times to Nicaragua for medical mission trips

    • Enjoys cooking, gardening, kayaking, fishing and hiking

    • Active in the children’s ministry at her church


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Virginia “Ginny” Holton

  • University of Virginia

    • Biomedical research

    • Hobbies include volleyball, sign language, reading and travel

    • Active member in her church


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Dallas McKay

  • Nova Southeastern University

    • Treasurer for NSUCOM Pediatrics club

    • Enjoys cooking including Thai, Chinese and Italian food


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Diane Mageau

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

    • Previously worked as a Performance Improvement Manager in a hospital

    • Vice president of pediatrics club

    • Hobbies include kayaking, hiking, and painting

    • Speaks Spanish


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Melissa Micallef

  • Ross University

    • Participated in Salybia Mission Project/Women’s Health Initiative

    • Played softball in college

    • Hobbies include reading, swimming and playing the flute


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Alexandra Milloff

  • University of Maryland

    • Received grant to perform research in a peds endocrinology lab at UCLA

    • Enjoys reading (American and post-colonial literature) and writing short stories


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Jessica Ross

  • Southern Illinois University

    • Enjoys capoeira, dance, travel and photography

    • Interested in mission work – has traveled to Ecuador on a mission trip

    • Boys and Girls Club and Red Cross volunteer

    • Active in her church


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Sadiq Shaik

  • Bangalore Medical College

    • MPH at UAB

    • Involved in several research projects

    • Fluent in Hindi, Urd, Kannada, and Telugu

    • Hobbies include reading, soccer, cricket and folk rock


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Sarah Tatum

  • Florida State University

    • Gold Humanism Honor Society member

    • Participated in medical missions to Panama

    • Secretary for FSUCares

    • Enjoys travel, running – has completed 2 marathons (Disney and Chicago)


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Bijoy Thattaliyath

  • Medical College, Calicut

    • Research in ischemic cardiac failure with Dr Byrne – Cardiology

    • Interests include photography, computers, aviation

    • Speaks Hindi and Malayalam


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Seth Usher

  • Sackler School of Medicine

    • UF undergrad

    • Enjoys attending American Political Item Collectors shows

    • Hobbies also include jogging, traveling, and scuba diving

    • Speaks Hebrew


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • Christie Yee

  • LSU – New Orleans

    • Tar Wars volunteer

    • Traveled to Dominican Republic for mission trip

    • Vice president of the Asian Pacific AMSA and PIG

    • Hobbies include photography and traveling


University of Florida

Department of Pediatrics

  • A big THANK YOU to…

  • Teri and Jay for arranging interview dinners and drivers.

  • The housestaff selection committee (and Drs. Novak, Black, etc)

  • All the faculty who took time to meet with the applicants.

  • Imogene for coordinating all the interview stuff.

  • AND all the residents for attending dinners, interview lunches, tours, and HSC meetings!!!


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