We are the future doctors of America. Uneducated in finances, untrained in business and wholly ignorant of the structure of our healthcare institutions. Overwhelmed with increasing patient loads, unending sleep deprivation and the lack of a belief that any change in structure is possible, we trudge along our training tunnel clinging to the light of […]
About Miriam El-Madany MD
Miriam El-Madany is a PGY-5 radiology resident and a staunch resident advocate. She believes resident physicians have an unparalleled tenacity and are some of the most underrated human beings in the world. She failed to match on her first attempt, and subsequently lost a radiology residency due to a program closure, before being rescued by her program directors and placed at St. Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. At the same, she recently inadvertently became the leader of a resident movement to possibly unionize. While the residents eventually decided against it, she learned much about the benefits and pitfalls of unions as well as the importance of listening to her resident peers, her superiors, and the possibility of bringing about true change through collaboration and unity. She grew up a purebred Egyptian in rural Ireland where she learned to speak fluent gaelic, what exactly a bog was, and the priceless value of good clean banter. After starting medical school at the Queen’s University of Belfast, she transferred to St. Matthew’s in Grand Cayman and spent her basic sciences years unsuccessfully doing everything she could to stay away from the Seven Mile Beach. After work, she loves to experiment with new Korean skin care, to spin, and to undo all her hard work by eating inordinate amounts of great food for her small frame. Her top three priorities in life are her mother, her father and her trailblazing brother, without whom she firmly believes she would never have gotten to where she is today. She believes that her calling in life is to help other people to fulfill their full potential and achieve their wildest dreams, and hopes one day to use her medical degree to fulfill her own, and do just that.