Class of 1999
A graduate of Harvard, Monica Manandhar taught English to Vietnamese refugees during college and helped fourth and fifth graders with their homework in a Boston after-school program. In her native Nepal, she worked one summer at a hospital for disabled children.
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal Undergraduate major: economics
Residency: internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian
Career aspiration: infectious disease, international health
Favorite P&S course: Cardiac Pathophysiology
Favorite P&S teacher: Dr. Jay Lefkowich
Last non-medical book read: Dostoevskys Crime and Punishment
Favorite New York restaurant: Patricias in the Bronx
The first job I ever had: organizing cultural events and hikes for expatriates in Nepal Best hospital rotation and why: Medical ICU at St. Lukes Hospital because of great teaching from Dr. Janet Shapiro
Favorite activity outside medical school: hiking
Personal hero: Mother Teresa
Second choice for a career: Third World development
Why I want to be a doctor: to be directly involved in alleviating suffering
Words I live by: What is this life if full of care, you have no time to stand and stare.