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Chaithanya Avanthika
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An aspiring Pediatrics Residency applicant, applying for the NRMP Match 2023.
I love working with children! I have 6 months of US Clinical Experience(Clerkships) in Pediatrics and am currently working in a pediatric outpatient setup. I fell in love with Pediatrics as a subject ever since my first rotation at med school, and here I am, aspiring to be a pediatrician one day, to cure little ones everywhere! I am passionate towards child healthcare and health equity, and I am actively seeking and pursuing opportunities to help me achieve my dream of being a pediatrician.

I enjoy working in academic research as well, and have a couple of publications in Pediatrics and Primary Care Medicine. I am currently working on a few more projects related to pediatrics and the COVID 19 pandemic.
I am the co-founder of "The Otto Research Initiative for IMGs", a non profit organisation that teaches and mentors International Medical Students and Graduates in basic research skill sets and projects.
I also founded the "KIMS Scientific Society", in my alma mater Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, to encourage young medical students to step into the field of research.

I also volunteer with various NGOs and organisations like Rotary International and Red Cross to help and serve underprivileged children. I conduct menstrual hygiene talks for young girls to spread menstrual awareness, and free health camps for children of all ages, to ensure accessible health care for all.
I am currently functioning as the Head of Operations for "Rama Rao Charitable Trust", a non profit organisation which helps with free housing and educational opportunities for underprivileged students and children in Bangalore, India.

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pain chronic genetics immunology psychiatric behavior critical care neurology hematology-oncology adolescence children congenital medicine pediatrics neonatology
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