Dr. Elumogo

At UVA, I have never felt like I was just another face in the crowd.

Comfort Elumogo, MD

Comfort Elumogo, MD, PGY-1

As a fourth-year medical student, I looked for programs where I would receive incredible training and see diverse and complex disease pathologies. I sought out programs that would equip me with skills to become an excellent clinician and critical thinker. A supportive, resident-focused program that had excellent mentorship and research opportunities was a must for me.

My first impression of UVA started at the pre-interview dinner. Per usual, I found myself lost. I had to call the chiefs and they were very helpful and accommodating of the situation. At the dinner, I met many of the residents who were super approachable and easy to talk to. I was surprised that the program director knew my name but also details of my application. Faculty who shared the same research interests as me took time out of their busy schedule to make introductions.

The friendliness and willingness to help continued once I arrived at UVA. The emphasis on teaching starts from the upper-level residents and fellows and extends to the attendings and pharmacists. I love the unique 1-to-1 resident-intern system as it guarantees personalized support and teaching for the interns! I am privileged to work with co-interns who are smart, motivated — and just plain fun. I admire their unique talents and creativity and continue to learn from them each day. In my short time here, I’ve felt supported by the program leadership and have been impressed with their responsiveness to feedback. At UVA, I have never felt like I was just another face in the crowd.

Charlottesville is a charming, friendly town with lots of restaurants and wineries that I’m excited to explore. There are plenty of activities, especially if you love the outdoors. Hiking in Shenandoah or on the Monticello trails, hitting the Downtown Mall for “Fridays After Five”, or taking a trip to the many surrounding vineyards are just a few fun things in the area. It’s a quick trip to Richmond or Washington, DC if you want a bigger city feel on a whim.