Sneha Shah, MD

Sneha Shah, MD

Sneha is a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado. She grew up in India, but here in the U.S., considers herself a native of Chicago, Illinois — a city in which all her sports allegiances lie. A few years after immigrating to Chicago, she also spent time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for college (Go Marquette!) and medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has enjoyed her residency at the University of Colorado and is looking forward to being one of the inpatient Chief Residents, as well as the Chief Resident of Wellness. Her career in medicine will be as an academic hospitalist, with a focus on becoming a clinician-educator — a forever and unyielding pursuit. She thanks her parents for their sacrifice in forging her success. Sneha currently is in a relationship with Trevor, who is a classical cellist. She enjoys cooking Indian food and tending to her houseplants. You might also find her wielding a racket on a badminton or tennis court. She is the twice-reigning champion of her residency fantasy football league and hopes to continue winning! Finally, collecting fridge magnets from more than 25 U.S. National Parks shows that nature remains near and dear to Sneha’s heart — a true solace.

All posts by Sneha Shah, MD

April 14th, 2021

Top 21 Thoughts for ’21

What I Wish I’d Known Here is my advice for medical students, interns, and senior residents. These are things I wish someone had told me. I write from the perspective of an outgoing Internal Medicine Chief. Many thanks to my co-chiefs for their input and their support throughout this year. Medical Students Be honest about your […]

February 26th, 2021

Toward a Pedagogical Shift

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” — One summation of philosopher John Dewey  The Why can’t I just Google it? Problem Imagine seeing a patient with symptoms you suspect mighty be the result of a medication side effect. But you’ve forgotten the mechanism of action of this medication. You […]

December 31st, 2020

What Time Is It?

How many minutes have you given yourself to read this post? There was a time when none of us could tell time. Imagine not knowing what the ever-moving hands of a clock are trying to reveal. My memories skew, but in that era before I could tell time, all I remember is laughter, effervescence, and […]

November 10th, 2020

Why I Wore All Black That Day

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Even the sharpest dressed attendings come to work donning scrubs in the time of COVID. I was no exception. Halfway through my 2 weeks on service, I appreciated the extra comfort my blue scrubs provided. Then, on September 19th, I wore all black. Those accustomed to seeing me in […]

September 17th, 2020

What’s in a Number?

Does your doctor’s age matter? If I had $100 for every time I walked into a patient’s room, introduced myself as the doctor, and was immediately asked, “Hey, how old are you?” I might be able to retire right now — at the age of 28. Of course, I am exaggerating, and yet this question […]

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