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On this page we feature noteworthy achievements of current and former Va-LEND Trainees as well as their impact on the community.
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Va-LEND’S Impact On Career Goals
To all the great leaders of Va-LEND!!!
I just received the great news!!! I got selected as a resident in Psychiatry in Duke School of Medicine!!!! I am over joyed, thrilled , excited, honored and soo sooo soo grateful to the entire team of Va-LEND and commonwealth Autism Clinic for being the greatest support system, guide, inspiration and hope for me!!
It would have never ever been possible without Va-LEND. My entire thirty minute interview with the Program Director of DUKE Psychiatry Program was all about the vision of Va-LEND, the power of interdisciplinary care, the strong need of training psychiatrists in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders. I urged on the importance of bridging special education and psychiatry. The program director was truly impressed by the vision of Va-LEND.
As a psychiatrist, I will continue to implement the principles of Va-LEND and Commonwealth Autism in my care. I will not hesitate to add recommendations for IEP meetings and eligibility meetings. I will never hesitate to ask school system for more speech or OT. Because I know it matters!! Our children matter, their dreams matter!!
Thank you to the strong leaders of Va-LEND!! You are my inspiration!! Best of luck to all of you in your scholarly pursuits and future endeavors!!