Chief Residents

Chris Firely, MD a Chief ResidentChristopher Firely, MD
Hometown
: Sinking Spring, PA
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Wander aimlessly through my favorite neighborhood, Beacon Hill, and admire the architecture.
Why I chose Tufts MC for residency: The people and the city. When I was interviewing, I could immediately sense that Tufts had a unique culture. The residents are close on a professional and personal level. The smaller size of the program as well as the subspeciality system affords the opportunity to develop close professional relationships with attendings of all different specialties. This culture makes coming to work enjoyable. Having all of this in the heart of the city of Boston makes for a great experience.  
Plans for the future: I am applying for Cardiology fellowship.

 
Puja Rai, MD is a chief residentPuja Rai, MD
Hometown:
Fairfield, CT 
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Go running along the Esplanade
Why I chose Tufts MC for residency: The quality of the training program and the culture. The subspecialty system is very unique and allows us to delve into each organ system. The attendings and program leadership are incredibly approachable, invested in our education and receptive to our feedback. The residents are also very supportive and are a great group of people to spend time with, which really makes coming to work an enjoyable experience. 
Plans for the future: I am applying for Gastroenterology fellowship. 

 

 
Allison Reaves, MD is a chief residentAllison Reaves, MD
Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, SC
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Take my daughter to the Boston Children's Museum and go to Taiyaki for ice cream afterwards
Why I chose Tufts MC for residency: I felt that this was a program where I would get robust internal medicine training under the direction of thoughtful leadership and wonderful faculty who are experts in their fields. There is a culture of collegiality here that I love, and residents are very supportive of one another.
Plans for the future: I'm currently deciding between primary care and applying for nephrology fellowship.

Where our recent Chief Residents went:

2019-2020
Hematology/Oncology fellowship at UC San Diego
Cardiology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center
Internal Medicine faculty at Tufts Medical Center

2018-2019
Infectious Diseases fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center
Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

2017-2018
Cardiology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center
Primary care faculty at University of Maryland
Hospital Medicine at Stanford University

2016-2017
Cardiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital
Primary care faculty at Tufts Medical Center
Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at UCSF