Jacky Akhter

Jacky Akhter, MD

  • Class of 2023
Jacky Akhter
  • Post-Residency

    Cytopathology Fellowship University of Florida Morsani College of Medicine/H. Lee Moffit Caner Center, Tampa, FL
  • Medical School

    St. George's University St. George, Grenada
  • Undergraduate School

    University of Florida Gainesville, FL
  • Hometown

    Gainesville, FL
  • If I wasn't a doctor, I'd be...

    a business person, a teacher, or an activist.

  • My interests/hobbies outside of medicine are…

    spending time with family/friends, playing PokemonGo, reading, watching South Korean variety shows, learning to cook different cuisines and trying out new fruits.

  • On the weekends I'm usually...

    catching up on sleep, with family/friends, with TV shows or work reading.

  • In South Dakota, I'm hoping to visit…

    Rapid City/the Black Hills before I graduate.

  • My favorite thing to do in Sioux Falls is...

    to try out different restaurants/foods and visiting local parks.

  • My favorite place in Sioux Falls to get a meal or grab a drink is…

    JL Beers and Oshima.

  • It's 9:00pm on a Friday night – I am...

    Probably watching TV and getting ready for bed.

  • It's 10:00am on a Saturday – I am...

    watering my plants, going to the farmer’s market, doing household chores.

  • I chose this program...

    because I liked the concept of Noon conference, liked a smaller program without a lot of grossing, and appreciated the work/life balance that was promoted during my interview.

  • What do you get/benefit from by choosing this program over another, similar program?

    I’ve never been to the Mid-west before so I definitely get to experience the lifestyle and living conditions (SNOW!!) of being here. I also do appreciate Noon conference so we can all see interesting/difficult cases.  Also, not having a large group of residents/fellows is helpful in getting more access to cases and one-on-one time with attendings.

  • What's the best perk of this program?

    I think, being interested in possibly doing a hematopathology fellowship, that we have a large volume of diverse heme cases with attendings who are knowledgeable about the cases.  I find the busy heme rotation to be a big perk.