Michaela Margolis, DO
Immediately upon starting my interview with Tufts for the CAP fellowship, I felt a sense of warmth and genuine interest in my goals from each faculty member. This feeling stuck with me throughout the interview season and ultimately influenced me to come here. I have since felt that same warmth since starting my fellowship here, and am thrilled to be in such a passionate teaching environment. Each faculty member has made the transition from residency an easy one, with attentive mentorship, and leaders who ensure we have the resources to meet our goals. I find it especially helpful to have two mentors who meet with us weekly and individually. I feel lucky to be training in a program that supports my interests while providing a strong foundation in child psychiatry. My clinical and scholarly interests include treating special needs and late-adolescence populations, research and practice in autism spectrum disorder and ADHD treatment, advocacy, and teaching. Tufts provides numerous opportunities to be directly involved in cases pertaining to my interests, and to learn alongside specialists in these, and other, niche fields. I am also able to continue engaging in my passions for advocacy with faculty members who are also passionate about this, and have created opportunities to engage. I’m excited to continue my journey with Tufts and continue to build upon my interests with this strong support system.
Vivian Shie, DOVivian Shie, DO
During my interview experience at Tufts, I was immediately drawn to the sense of warmth and collegiality between fellows and staff. This was only further reiterated during my transition from residency to fellowship. While I anticipated the transition to be daunting, everyone immediately made me feel at ease and well supported. I am particularly interested in the cultural implications in child and adolescent mental health and Boston’s diverse population and Tufts’ location in Chinatown, with a large Asian community, offers unique exposure and training opportunities to work with patients of various backgrounds. Since starting training, I have had the privilege of working with, and learning from, multiple supportive faculty as well as the opportunity to rotate at different hospitals in Boston. I am grateful to have the privilege of training at Tufts, to be able to learn from renowned faculty and encouraged to be curious and continue to grow as a psychiatrist.