Ahmad Rasheed, MD
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
"I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and rural Clinton, Iowa, before doing my training in Washington, D.C. The firm sense of a tight knit community and family that you get with a town like Latrobe is something I've been eagerly awaiting throughout my training. More than any other residency program I've seen, Latrobe really goes the extra mile to create that sense of family bond -- even encouraging the residents to live nearby each other and know each other as neighbors and friends as well as colleagues. This family-oriented approach is carried through to patient care as well. In our unopposed residency, the attendings, faculty and staff always go the extra mile to teach, encourage and champion us as residents while still giving us the perfect degree of autonomy and responsibility to learn how best to manage our patients. Having your colleagues, your co-workers, your patients and your community-at-large appreciating you for what you do? - it's a dream job, and it's only just starting."