Zenab Laiq

1. Where is your hometown and where did you do your medical school training?

I was born and brought up in Peshawar, Pakistan, a city situated near the famous Khyber Pass used by Alexander the Great to enter the Indian sub-continent. I graduated from Khyber Medical College, one of the leading medical institutions in country and alma mater to more than 9000 graduates.

2. Why did you choose UNMC for your residency training?

After graduating medical school, I came to Omaha and joined the breast cancer research program at the Durham Center. It's hard not to fall in love with Omaha and it's people and I immediately felt "at home" once I moved here. Choosing the Internal Medicine program at UNMC was a very easy decision for me. I am blessed to be part of a program that is extremely supportive and caring of it's residents while at the same time places enough responsibilities on their shoulders to allow independent thinking and ample opportunities to learn. We have strong inpatient and outpatient experience, ample research opportunities and very friendly residents to work with.

3. What is your favorite thing about Omaha, NE?

The People

4. What do you like to do away from work?

I like spending time with my family and friends especially when that time is spent shopping or eating out. I also enjoy hiking and have been to some high mountainous terrains. I also travel quite frequently to New York where my husband is finishing his residency in Medicine.

5. What are your plans after residency?

Undecided at this point

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