Submitted by mbrevia on Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:48
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Kristine Casal Dixon, DO
Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post Graduate Year
Graduated
Medical School Graduating Year
2017
Current Practice
Inpatient General Pediatrics
Hometown
Hammontown, NJ
Residencies
Testimonial

As a 4th year medical student, I had an opportunity to audition at both small and large pediatric residency programs. When I was a Sub-I in the PICU at Carilion Children's, I was most impressed by how invested the attendings were in each resident's education. In addition, I could sense that most of the residents felt very comfortable with approaching any attending or specialist with questions or concerns. I was especially attracted to a smaller program because I wanted to get to know each of my co-residents personally and also get to work with most of them during various rotations. I was exposed to all the available pediatric subspecialties as a resident which has been an invaluable resource especially as a practicing hospitalist in a small community hospital. I also had the pleasure to work with and get to know other pediatric caregivers including pediatric nurses, transport team and respiratory therapists. I felt very supported even as a young intern. I was looking for a program that will become my family away from home. After four years (I served as a chief resident) at Carilion Children's, not only did I gain colleagues that I deeply respect and admire, but I have also created long lasting personal connections. More importantly, I felt that this program has well-prepared me to become a competent and caring pediatrician.

Title
Chief Resident 2017-2018
Type
Graduate
VTC Faculty
Off