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A Day in the Life of a Yale Psychiatry Resident

Ever wonder what it would be like to train at Yale? Get to know a typical day in life of a Yale resident through our residents' own words.

Hello! My name is Brooke Lifland and I’m a first-year psychiatry resident. I was born and raised in Jupiter, FL, so I spent the majority of my childhood covered in sand or head underwater with a snorkel. After high school I attended Harvard College where I majored in the History of Science with a focus on the History of Medicine.
Hi, I’m Frances! I am a first year Solnit integrated adult and child psychiatry resident and a former Yale medical student. I am so excited to have the chance to tell you why I love it here and why it is worth leaving sunny Southern California for at least a decade! I am from Los Angeles and earned my undergraduate degree from UCLA.
Hi, everyone! My name is Celeste and I’m a second year resident. I grew up in a house brimming with books and had a not-so secret life as a poetry teacher before beginning my medical training. Though my personal experiences with chronic illness drew me to medicine, I wasn’t sure how to put it all together until I arrived at psychiatry through the door of writing.
Hi Prospective Yalie! I’m Azim Munivar and am a PGY-2 resident and exuberant optimist with regards to the power that we have to make a better society. I was born in Pakistan and grew up in San Antonio, Texas where my family moved when I was a wee baby. While my fairly stereotypical South Asian upbringing steered me towards the sciences and medicine, I have always been moved to create change at scale.
Welcome! I am so excited that you are considering Yale for your psychiatry training! My name is Ariel, and I am a third-year resident. I am originally from Houston, Texas. After high school, I attended Harvard College and concentrated in African and African American Studies. I then completed my medical school prerequisites through the Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program before enrolling in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Hey! My name is Erica and I’m a third year resident here at Yale. I grew up in the metro-Detroit area and as such am happy to show you where I'm from on my hand anytime :) I am admittedly a bit stereotypical in my midwestern ways in that I appreciate friendliness, love to bake, and Fall weekends in my book should be reserved mostly for cider mills (warm donuts!) and college football (Go Blue!).
Hi, I’m Nikhil, a 4th year psychiatry resident at a training program I love, working with people I truly respect, and living in a city I’ve grown quite attached to. I grew up in New Delhi, India, and trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. To broaden my professional exposure, I worked with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and did research in global mental health in London and New York before pursuing specialty training in psychiatry in the U.S.
Hey there, my name is Kunmi Sobowale. I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. I went to Yale for college and majored in Behavioral Neuroscience. After college, I had enough of the near East and decided to spent a year living in the Far East (i.e., Japan) before starting medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.