Arielle Roberts (DO '21) March 22, 2021
Match Day 2021
Students from the class of 2021 celebrated one of the most exciting days in their
professional journey—Match Day. Here they share their personal match story, what has
inspired them along the way and what advice they would give to students starting the
Where did you match?
Maimonides Medical Center - Brooklyn, New York
What specialty did you match into and why did you choose this?
I matched into General Surgery. I first became fascinated by the operating room before
medical school as a research technician working in urological surgery research. Through
my medical school rotations, it quickly became clear to me that the operating room
was my favorite place to be. What I love about surgery is the challenge, the development
of technical expertise and the privilege of being able to use my hands to directly
help heal patients. There is no better feeling than seeing a patient make a full recovery
after operating on them. I look forward to the long but rewarding road that lies ahead
How did you feel when you found out you had matched?
Relieved and excited!
What inspired you to pursue medicine?
I knew that I wanted to be a physician after working as a scribe in a pediatric clinic
prior to medical school. I have always been attracted to the qualities that being
a physician embodies. I am committed and desire to serve others, to give back to my
community, and to be a leader while making an impact on the world around me.
What advice would you give to a first year student starting their journey?
Never be afraid of your own potential, you never know what opportunities may lie behind
the door that you were too afraid to open.
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