Five match into psychiatry

UNMC Medical Students Andrew Reuss (Creighton University), Claire Svec (University of Arizona) and Jake Franklin (University of Michigan) celebrate Match Day on March 15.

Match Day was March 15th, and five UNMC graduates matched into psychiatry residencies.

Jake Franklin (University of Michigan), Ian Parsley (Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis), Claire Svec (University of Arizona) will head out of Omaha while Alexandra Burt and Andrew Reuss will stay in Omaha and train at Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals.

Svec trained with UNMC geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Magnuson during rotations and decided to pursue a residency in psychiatry.

“Dr. Magnuson played a big role in my decision to pursue psychiatry,” Svec said. “I really like the patients and the pathology and the time you get to spend forming relationships with patients in very vulnerable states.”

Reuss also has interest in geriatric psychiatry.

“When a patient comes to see a psychiatrist they are at a very vulnerable point in their life when they’re looking for someone to extend that hand and give them a little help, a little push,” Reuss said. “I think you will consistently find yourself able to make a huge difference in someone’s life down the road.”

Franklin will head up to Michigan with an interest in consultation-liaison psychiatry.

“Honestly, I choose psychiatry because you get to work with people in that intimate way,” Baldwin said. “To be there for them, it’s everything. I think the brain is the most fascinating organ in the body. But to also be there for people and guide them through their journey is exciting.”

Match Day 2020 will take place on March 20, 2020, and on that day, the newly accredited UNMC Department of Psychiatry Residency Program will welcome its first four residents.

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