Alicia Ryan

Alicia Ryan.

Alicia Ryan, MBBS, a trainee in the pediatrics residency program, appreciates the fact there is a collaborative atmosphere at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Alicia Ryan, MBBS, a first-year trainee in the pediatrics residency program, is a world traveler who has found a home in Buffalo.

The native of Port Dover, Ontario, Canada, received a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, before receiving her MBBS degree from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

What was it about the Jacobs School that stood out for you, as opposed to other schools?

When interviewing for residency programs, I was looking for a place that felt like home. When interviewing with University at Buffalo, the staff and residents were so welcoming and seemed genuinely happy!

I felt as though they really wanted to get to know me as a person, rather than just as a candidate.

This feeling still holds true. As a new intern, I have felt welcomed at each new rotation and treated as an integral member of each team. The people truly make this institution such a great place!

Do you find there is a collaborative atmosphere at the Jacobs School?

Absolutely! The Jacobs School is strongly rooted in community involvement, which was demonstrated well during our orientation.

The pediatric program itself is also strongly linked with community groups. We each have an opportunity to participate with unique community groups and organizations in Buffalo and the surrounding area through the Child Advocacy Center. 

What are your future plans?

My goal is to further my education after residency by applying for a GI fellowship. 

What do you think of the city of Buffalo?

It is true what they say, Buffalo truly is a well-kept secret! I love the city and everything it has to offer. There is something for everyone.

Buffalo offers everything a big city does, plus adds a warm, community feel. I personally love how close you are to the waterfront and that there are so many outdoor activities all year round!