Education & training
When considering fellowship programs, I wanted one that ultimately provided me the ability and confidence to practice anywhere. This meant I wanted autonomy, strong mentorship, focus on didactics and procedural skills, opportunities to pursue research, and a good volume of diverse patients. With SIU I got all this and more! Facilities are state of the art, staff are approachable and eager for you to succeed, senior fellows take you on as part of the family from day one, and you work closely with residents and students which allows you to fine tune your own mentoring skills.