Medical School: Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
Residency: University of Connecticut
Dr. Feterman was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where she attended medical school. After graduating, she decided to stay as an assistant instructor for two years to explore her passion for teaching. She then completed her residency at the University of Connecticut, where she did a graduate course in medical education and expanded her interest in addressing health disparities and social determinants of health. Her major career interests include developing medical education initiatives, working with underserved populations, and doing clinical research. Outside of medicine, she enjoys cooking, pottery, and Peloton workouts.
“I’ve found rheumatology to be the perfect balance between diagnostic complexity and innovative therapies. Additionally, rheumatology allows you to establish long-term relationships with patients, which can help improve patients’ outcomes and quality of life, especially in underserved populations. Also, the rheumatology community is very supportive and I have found my participation in it to be very rewarding.”
“During interviews I was impressed with the organization and structure of the interview day and everyone’s interest in learning more about my own passions. I felt the support and training was unparalleled, with a special focus on the fellows to help them achieve their goals and pursue their interests. The clinical experience and research opportunities available are diverse and can be tailored to each fellow’s interests.”