UVA Today has recently featured Dr. Robbie Russell’s efforts of transitioning from a professional soccer player to an emergency medicine doctor. To read the full article, click here.
Russell can’t say enough good things about his UVA experience.
“One of the things I’ve really loved about it is that all of our attending [physicians] find ways to kind of connect with you as a resident,” Russell said. “Their job is to try and teach us how to do this job, but then at the same time how to do it with proper balance in your life. You know, these are people who have been successful at their work and they’re still doing it years later. And they’re doing it while at the same time having families, having kids and dealing with a lot of things that I’m trying to deal with now.
“Everyone struggles with balancing life and work, and I think that’s the biggest thing that I’ve been grateful about for matching here at UVA. There is a sense of community and a sense of being a part of a larger family that is almost palpable.”