Shafia Beg, M.D.
Abhishek Bhandiwad, M.D.
Medical School: JSS Medical College, India
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "After medical school, I did a clerkship here at St Mary's and absolutely loved the city. Affordable cost of living, ease of commuting and innumerable outdoor recreational activities makes Saginaw a great place to live in. Northern Michigan is often known as the Switzerland of America and being able to travel around the area is the best part of living here."
What are your career goals? "Short term - Fellowship in Oncology and eventually specialize in Lung and Breast cancer and try to make an impact on patients battling with a cancer diagnosis. Long term- Retire at 50 and travel the world!"
Madline Chembola, M.D.
Medical School: T.D Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "All my family is from Michigan. It's a small town with the functionality and facilities of a big city. Very less traffic, and hence driving is very efficacious. Lots of scenic beauty and fun. The CMU program is smaller which offers more interaction and personal relationship with each other. It offers adequate autonomy at the same time with good supervising. This program will definitely make me a confident doctor and help me succeed where ever I go. "
What are your career goals? "Hospitalist for 2 years. Later, I will decide on which fellowship to do after becoming a well-rounded physician in general internal medicine before I focus on a fellowship."