Maddie is a native Texan and works with the Atlantis digital marketing team to promote the value of the Atlantis Fellowship through creating content that best shows the Fellowship experience.
What is your favorite travel memory?
I spent a semester near Rome, Italy during the fall of my sophomore year in college, on a vineyard near Castel Gondolfo just outside of the city. The classes I took and friendships I made during that semester, and the opportunity to explore Italy and many other countries, were all part of an incredibly eye-opening and formative experience.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
Working for Atlantis has taught me a lot about taking initiative, being part of a great team, being passionate about your work, as well as general company growth and structure. I have seen how the mission and vision of Atlantis have grown and shaped the work that I do and the company culture as well.
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
There are too many stories to count, but my favorites are always from students who were able to learn personally from the care of the physician that they are shadowing. Students who are inspired to continue their path into a medical profession and want to emulate the attitudes of the doctors that they crossed paths with abroad is something that I really appreciate.
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I would choose to go on a Clinical Fellowship in Central Europe, somewhere like Budapest or Zagreb. Here in the U.S., since we are so familiar with Western European culture, I think it would be that much more rewarding to stay a few weeks in a much different cultural setting in a city that I may not be able to spend time in otherwise.
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
We have an incredible group of people at Atlantis, both in our headquarters in D.C., but also our international staff abroad. Something that makes Atlantis unique is the amount of talent and drive that can be found throughout every area of the company. I'm always proud of the amount of collaboration and the culture of feedback that we have here.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
I believe alignment and transparency are the biggest factors in being a successful company. Transparency has to happen from the top down, and everyone - managers, teams, employees - has to be working towards the same clear goals and be passionate about reaching those goals in order for a company to grow and succeed.