UAMS- SW Family Medicine Residency Program recently did a spotlight on one of our very own graduates, Afsha Rais!
Afsha Rais, MD, PGY-3
Dr. Rais is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received her medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine in 2016. During her clinical training in Chicago, Dr. Rais focused primarily on research. As she progressed in her residency training, Dr. Rais realized that academic medicine not only provides a way for her a way to pursue her research interest while also fostering her love of teaching.
“After sharing my career goals with Dr. Mayo, our program director, during intern year, he made every attempt to encourage and guide me toward pursing my goal of entering a faculty development fellowship,” she said. Her goal was achieved when Dr. Rais was offered a position in the Graduate Certification in Academic Medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center during her final year of residency. “The faculty and fellow residents have gone above and beyond to help me achieve this dream. Whether it was a change in scheduling or willingness to trade call days, everyone has been there to support me every step of the way. Attempting a fellowship while also attending to PGY-3 responsibilities has been challenging at times, but this just showcases the family atmosphere of our program. The faculty, residents and program staff are the greatest assets of the program.”
We wish Dr. Rais the best of luck in her continued endeavors towards graduating not only residency, but also her Academic Medicine Fellowship!