A Day in the Life of a Yale Psychiatry Resident

Ever wonder what it would be like to train at Yale? Get to know a typical day in life of a Yale resident through our residents' own words.

Hana Ali

A Day in the Life of a PGY-1 Resident

Hello! I’m glad you’re thinking about training at Yale! My name is Hana Ali, and I’m a first-year psychiatry resident. I moved to New Haven from New York City after graduating from Columbia Medical School. I was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi by Sudanese immigrant parents. After graduating from high school, I attended Harvard College and majored in African and African American Studies.

Will Rutland

A Day in the Life of a PGY-1 Resident

Welcome! It is absolutely thrilling to have you with us here in New Haven! As it happens, I am particularly grateful for your visit, as you’ve given me a wonderful excuse to relive the joy of my own winding pathway to this exceptional place. My name is Will Rutland, and I am a first year Psychiatry Resident, here at Yale, but – like many of you – I made a few stops, before I got here.

Nora Proops

A Day in the Life of a PGY-2 Resident

Welcome - My name is Nora and I’m currently a PGY-2. I was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey. My family then moved half-way across the world to Dhaka, Bangladesh, where I finished high school. In ways too numerous and complex for me to figure out how to succinctly articulate here, the experience had a lasting impact on my life’s perspective.

Kartik Pattabiraman

A Day in the Life of a PGY-2 Resident

Welcome! My name is Kartik Pattabiraman and I am PGY-2 in the Solnit Integrated Child and Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Growing up near the National Institutes of Health (NIH), I was surrounded by science, and became excited about studying the brain in high school. I majored in Neuroscience at Brown University, and completed my MD/PhD at University of California, San Francisco.

Emma Lo

A Day in the Life of a PGY-3 Resident

My name is Emma and I am a third year resident here at Yale. I grew up in Old Lyme, CT (claim to fame: Lyme Disease) and my dad and mom are from Taiwan and Wisconsin, respectively. When I wasn’t plucking off ticks or gazing at plein air impressionist painters in this woodsy-former-artist-colony-beach-town, I was over-studying or running cross-country, the latter of which I continued to do at Haverford College.

Aaron Alexander Bloch

A Day in the Life of a PGY-3 Resident

Hello, applicants! I’m Aaron, a third year psychiatry resident in the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP). I grew up in Los Angeles and went to Harvard for college, the University of Cambridge for a PhD in neuroscience, and UCLA for medical school. I have always been especially interested in the connection between the mind and the brain, but I wanted to do something that would help individual people, so psychiatry has always interested me.

Alicia Londono

A Day in the Life of a PGY-4 Resident

Hi, I’m Alicia, and I am a fourth-year psychiatry resident at Yale. I grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and attended Los Andes University for medical school. During medical school I did an elective rotation at the mood disorder unit at Mayo Clinic and another in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCSF.

Kevin Johnson

A Day in the Life of a PGY-4 Resident

Welcome! My name is Kevin, a Yale PGY-4. I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and went to the University of Michigan for undergrad (Go Blue!). I double-majored in psychology and neuroscience. After graduating, I took a gap year to work as a career adviser at my alma mater before moving to New York City to attend medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.