Swetha Mannem, MD

Hometown: Ashburn, Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Why I Chose Greenville: There were a few things about Greenville that stood out to me while on the interview trail. The supportive environment was immediately apparent in how the residents interacted with one another and with the rest of the faculty and staff. The program’s leadership team took the time to get to know each one of us on my interview day, while the residents I met with made the interview experience less stressful and more welcoming. I already felt like I was a part of the family. Whereas the program’s smaller size gave me sense of a personal community-based training, there was also a heavy emphasis on academics and plenty of opportunities for research, especially for those interested in specializing later in their training. The faculty was very supportive of the learning environment, and it was easy to understand, from observing the residents, that I would have thorough clinical training while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The beautiful city of Greenville itself offers so many things to do for everyone, including hiking trails, many restaurants, exhibits and festivals that I look forward to taking advantage of during my time away from the hospital!