November 2019

Featured Resident of the Month

Name: Becca Rubenstein, MD

Class: PGY-2 Categorical

Hometown: Bedford Hills, NY


What Baltimore "hidden secret" have you discovered? Cafe Poupon Parisian drinking chocolate (next level hot chocolate).

What are the best and worst Thanksgiving foods? Best: three way tie between mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, and wine.  Good buttery creamy garlicy mashed potatoes needs no further explanation.  Putting the marshmallows on the sweet potato pie has been my job (with my cousin co-workers) since I was little, and it's a job I take very seriously.  Wine: see mashed potatoes explanation.  Worst: green bean casserole... I don't understand how that ever became a thing.  Green beans with mushroom soup and crispy onions? Who decided that?  Just give me some good oven roasted green beans. 

Do you prefer sunrise or sunset? Sunrise - it's quiet, the whole day is ahead of you, and because it means coffee is coming soon. 

What is your earliest life memory? Playing little league baseball

Favorite thing about UMEM? My co-residents, of course!  Training with faculty who have dedicated their lives to teaching residents is also pretty incredible.

Who inspires you? My mom (best lady on earth).

What's something people might not know about you? I completed the Krispy Kreme challenge (ran 2.5 miles, ate 12 donuts, then ran another 2.5 miles in under 1 hour).  


Check out previous featured residents in the Archive