LINDSAY REILLY, M.D.
PGY-1 General Surgery
1. Introduce yourself
My name is Lindsay Reilly.
2. What promoted you to pursue a career in surgery?
I enjoy the task-oriented nature of surgery. Also, surgical intervention can often cure a disease or permanently fix an injury, which is very satisfying.
3. Where did you attend Medical School?
I attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
4. What was your decision to come to Wayne State School of Medicine?
I was drawn to Wayne State by the residents I met when I interviewed here, and by the program’s reputation for excellent training in the operating room. I also was very impressed with Detroit itself– I liked the feel of the city, and I felt it would be a great place to live while I trained. And I was right!
5. What kind of surgery career are you interested in?
When people ask me what kind of surgeon I want to be, I respond, “A good one.” I don’t know yet what subspecialty I want to pursue, although I very much enjoyed my rotation on the burn service.
6. What do you like best about the surgery residency program?
I appreciate the program’s emphasis on developing residents’ surgical skills and producing young surgeons who are confident and competent to safely operate independently straight out of residency.
7. What interests you outside of medicine? (Any hobbies, community involvements?)
I enjoy running, yoga, traveling with my husband, and spending time with my family.
8. What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? Or what are your personal challenges?
I think staying abreast of the latest research is a major challenge for young physicians in any field, but especially in surgery where there is a continuous stream of new information being published and novel technologies being developed.