When John Mayfield, MD ’19, hit the road for residency interviews, he didn’t expect to be taken down memory lane. The recent UF College of Medicine graduate traveled to Boston for a residency interview in December and stayed with cardiovascular anesthesiologist Danny Muehlschlegel, MD, and neurologist Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, who attended medical school in Germany before couples matching at UF for residency in the early 2000s.
“I am of German heritage and celebrated traditional German Christmas with my great-grandmother,” Mayfield says. “The Muehlschlegels were great in welcoming me into their home and helping me revisit those Christmas memories from childhood.”
The pairing was made possible through the UF Medical Alumni Affairs HOST program, which matches fourth-year medical students with alumni who provide accommodations — along with residency advice and information about their respective communities — to students who are on the residency interview trail.