Dr. Vineeta Maddali '15 Speaks to Students about her Career Path

Dr. Vineeta Maddali '15 Speaks to Students about her Career Path

Alumna Dr. Vineeta Maddali ’15 returned to campus on Thursday, December 14 to speak with members of the Career Connections group and the GLOW (Girls Leadership Outreach & Worth) club – an organization that she co-founded as an MBS student.

Dr. Maddali told the students not to fear failure or let setbacks stop them. She said that many of her greatest successes came after periods of struggle — including her initial difficulties with AP Biology at Morristown Beard School. After receiving a low grade for the first semester, Dr. Maddali was disappointed but not discouraged. After a period of self-reflection, she discovered that she was a visual learner and she found success after adjusting her approach to the coursework. 

“It’s important to be reflective so that you can improve,” she said. “Don’t let other people define you or hold you back. Their opinion of you can only become more than an opinion if you let it. If you are confident in your skills, then the world will be, too.”

Dr. Maddali also offered advice on time management and finding balance in your life. As an undergraduate at Boston University, she studied hard and still found time to compete nationally with the BU Dance Team. “It’s all about what you want from your experience,” she said.

She earned a B.S. in Human Physiology from Boston University before graduating from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Maddali is currently a resident physician at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in New York. While she is not certain where her career path will take her, she said that she finds great joy in practicing medicine.

“I love pediatric oncology as well as general pediatrics,” she said. “I’ve also been enjoying my role as a mentor and getting into medical education.”


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