Likolani Arthurs spent 15 years dancing with the New York City Ballet. Now, she’s moving to a new stage: the operating room. Arthurs, a fourth-year MD student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, learned on Match Day she will continue her medical training at NYU Langone Health with a residency in general surgery. Her desire to make a tangible difference in people’s lives took her “from on pointe to on call.”
“I realized a lot of the things I love about ballet exist here,” Arthurs tells the New York Post on the parallels between medicine and dance. “I saw a lot of teamwork…a lot of creativity and artistry.” She went on to say the rush she got in the operating room and emergency department “was similar to what I felt on the stage during a live performance.”
Arthurs is excited to launch the next part of her career at NYU Langone.
“NYU Langone really spoke to me because it’s so focused on innovation and constantly trying to improve itself,” Arthurs says. “I wanted to be on, like, the forefront of everything possible.”
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