Dr. Shenoy

I quickly realized that UVA is an academic medical center with renowned faculty and a catchment area that will not only provide you with the breadth of experience required to become a well-rounded physician, but also a welcoming culture and sense of community that I’ve recognized since day 1 of being here.

Abishek Shenoy, MD

Abishek Shenoy, MD, PGY-2

I was born in Doha, Qatar and originally from Bangalore, India. However, I spent my early days growing up in Toronto…. yes, I’m Canadian eh! Later, my family moved to New Jersey and lives there today. I went to Cornell for undergrad (no, I didn’t graduate with Andy from The Office) and then I moved to Brooklyn for medical school at SUNY Downstate.

While I had finally made it to my fourth year of medical school, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to train. I had never been to Charlottesville before my interview day but on the beautiful drive down through Virginia’s countryside, I felt excited for what UVA had to offer. I quickly realized that UVA is an academic medical center with renowned faculty and a catchment area that will not only provide you with the breadth of experience required to become a well-rounded physician, but also a welcoming culture and sense of community that I’ve recognized since day 1 of being here.

Some of the highlights of UVA’s program include the 1:1 resident-to-intern system where you learn directly from an upper level resident on how to make difficult clinical decisions. The 3+1 schedule also rewards each resident with their own patient panel where we get to be these patients’ PCP for the next 3 years of residency. It also gives you a little break from the inpatient side of things, not to mention a golden weekend monthly.

Speaking of, we are only minutes from the Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah National Park, making Charlottesville a town in which you can easily find the outdoors. At the same time, it has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita if you just want to wine and dine after a day on the wards. I moved here with my partner in crime, Nicole Jensen, a family medicine resident here at UVA, and I feel like it was one of the most clutch decisions that either of us have ever made.

I can attest to flying across the country and interviewing at many programs that lured me with delicious meals and shiny folders, but there was no program I came across that had the comradeship, happiness, and supportiveness that UVA offers. I’m proud to say that I work for UVA Health System and I hope that working in an evidence-based, research-driven institution while serving a diverse, underserved population resonates with you, too!