Tag: s/p The Match: March 2019

Kshama Bhyravabhotla, MD Kshama Bhyravabhotla, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Editor

Tulane University School of Medicine


Kshama Bhyravabhotla is a Med-Peds intern at Tulane University in New Orleans who is passionate about underserved patient care and teaching. When she's not at work, she can be found watching Atlanta sports, discovering good street art and live music, and alternating between eating her way through the city and running the calories off.




Battling Burnout and Our Quest for Perfection

Two months ago, I woke up one morning at 5:30 a.m., as usual. I played my gym motivation playlist in the shower, ate oatmeal for breakfast, and headed out the door, as usual. I swore at the car that swerved into the lane in front of me without signaling, as usual. An hour later, I pre-rounded on one of my favorite patients, a man with wide, childlike eyes who had a great deal of difficulty expressing his feelings.

You Are Not Alone

The faint glow that is the light at the end of the tunnel hits my face as I realize that intern year is almost over. One would think that having been through the personal loss I have — losing two beloved older brothers at a young age — that intern year would be more than manageable. Yet this past year has been, for me, a chaotic roller coaster ride.

Xiomara P. Urban, MD Xiomara P. Urban, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Albany Medical College


Xiomara P. Urban M.D. is currently a PGY-III in the General Psychiatry Residency program at Albany Medical Center. She has successfully matched in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF, and will be starting there in July 2019. At work, she is notable for her enthusiasm, and playful curiosity. This tends to manifest itself with unexpected compliments, and sporadic investigations into changes in their grooming habits. She brings this same energy and inquisitiveness to all her patients regardless of age. Her main interest is in effecting systems of care in order to better serve those they are designed for.