As if the rigors of medical school were not enough to keep her busy, Nicole J. Prendergast, MD '18, wedged in the birth of her son, Gabriel, last June. She took her Step 2 exam when he was 5 weeks old.
Gabriel, sporting a bow tie, played with his mother’s navy envelope until it was time to open it. Its contents revealed that the Buffalo, New York, resident will head to Stanford University in California, her first choice.
Gabriel was embraced in a joyous family hug along with Prendergast’s husband, Steve, an engineer who thinks that area is a great fit for both of their careers.
“When I interviewed at Stanford, I fell in love with the residents and the faculty there. I love how their curriculum is set up, and I know I will get the clinical experience I need because they have three different sites: I’ll work in critical care, community care, and work with surgeons in the ER,” she said.