Class of 2024 — Douglas Nguyen, MD

Class of 2024 — Douglas Nguyen, MD
My main goal for residency was to graduate as a competent anesthesiologist, prepared for any complexity that might arise. This included choosing a program like WashU. Like many top-tier programs, it offered early exposure to sub-specialty care, with complex pathologies in every case. But what made WashU stand out was its one-of-a-kind culture. Everyone is just […]

Class of 2023 — Lauren Lagrimas, MD

Class of 2023 — Lauren Lagrimas, MD
I’m a Texas native without any inside scoop on WashU, I only knew it by its outstanding reputation. I was a bit intimidated, with no family or friends in the Midwest, and no idea if I could live up to the caliber of this program. However, I quickly discovered how silly my fears were as […]

Class of 2023 — Kathleen Bickel, MD, PhD

Class of 2023 — Kathleen Bickel, MD, PhD
When looking for an anesthesiology residency program that combined excellent clinical training with support for developing a career in the basic sciences, WashU was a frontrunner. My brother and sister-in-law also lived in St. Louis at the time, which was an added plus. I was ecstatic to match here, and firmly believe that no other […]

Class of 2023 — Dima Aladdin, MD

Class of 2023 — Dima Aladdin, MD
I first came to WashU as a visiting medical student from Lebanon to complete a rotation in the different anesthesia subspecialties. During that time, I found myself among a great group of residents, who were happy and satisfied with their training. I admired the open and inclusive learning environment, as well as the interaction between […]

Class of 2022 — Micaela Clark, MD

Class of 2022 — Micaela Clark, MD
When selecting a residency program, I had several important elements that I was looking for. First and foremost, I wanted a program that would provide an exceptional educational experience with diverse training and medically complex patients. Secondly, it was important to be in a welcoming environment where I could find supportive individuals both within and […]