Amanda Persaud

Pediatrics ’12
Amanda Persaud.

It was the unique environment of the Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo that attracted me the pediatric residency at UB. I was drawn to a hospital devoted exclusively to women and children, and I wanted to be part of a team of health care workers dedicated to their care.

I was also drawn to the fact that, as the only freestanding children’s hospital in the area, many patients would be transferred here to receive a higher level of care. “What better place to do your residency?” I thought to myself then—and still do today.

I loved being part of a smaller program and getting to know my colleagues. I came to realize that residency is not only about acquiring medical skills and knowledge. It’s also a process that builds character: perseverance, courage, sacrifice, devotion. As I faced the challenges of residency, working in an environment that is supportive and encouraging made me smile.

The training I received prepared me to be successful. For all these reasons, I felt fortunate to do my residency here.