UA at South Campus Residency - Class of 2021

Mariah Curtis
The University of Arizona

Where are you from?

Mesa, Arizona

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I love running, cooking, hiking, reading and spending time with my family and dogs!

What are your professional interests?

Working with underserved populations and community EM.

Why did you choose UA EM?

I chose UA EM first and foremost because of the people! It is one big family and everyone is so supportive.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Running Sabino Canyon.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Learn Spanish!

Ross Kelley
The University of Arizona

Where are you from?

Tucson, Arizona

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Sports, outdoor activities and traveling.

What are your professional interests?

Community emergency medicine, teaching and addiction medicine.

Why did you choose UA EM?

The ability to serve the community in which I was raised. The people in the program are world-class. Tucson has everything, with the exception of an ocean.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Hiking the numerous trails and spending time with my family.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Improve my Spanish fluency and spend more time outdoors.

Mattie Lencinas
The University of Arizona

Where are you from?

I grew up in Yuma, Arizona, but if I go home, it's to Dillingham, Alaska.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I love traveling, hiking, camping, hunting, working out, cooking, and spending time with my husband and two stepchildren.

What are your professional interests?

I'm interested in so many aspects of emergency medicine - rural EM and the amazing learning that happens rurally, ultrasound, international medicine, and teaching. I enjoy working with underserved populations and hope to become even better at Spanish, hopefully, to be fluent.

Why did you choose UA EM?

The people are what ultimately led me to choose UA South Campus EM. The residents I'd met were so wonderful - and happy! Nowhere else could residents tell me they would miss residency and how much they enjoyed it but felt ready for what comes after. I felt like whichever path in emergency medicine I want to take, there will be mentors and support that will guide me there. I love the variety of patients to see at both Main Campus and South Campus. The opportunities for learning in a rural ED are unparalleled and the longitudinal medical Spanish learning helped sell it, too.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

I love that I can drive in any direction and will find mountains to hike and camp in. I also love eating the best tacos and Sonoran hot dogs that can be found.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

I hope to strike the elusive "work-life balance." There are still a few national parks in the Southwest I'd like to visit and would love to spend some time on a few tropical beaches. I hope to make a trip to my husband's home country of Bolivia.

Benjamin Myers
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Where are you from?

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

As the dad to 3 boys, my interests/hobbies tend to be whatever my boy's interests/hobbies are at any given moment. Currently, our favorite things are Legos, Pokemon, Harry Potter, letting snot run down the front of our faces, and asking the same questions over and over again. When the kids aren't bothering me, I enjoy playing/watching sports, cooking, and movies.

What are your professional interests?

Critical Care, Research, Academics

Why did you choose UA EM?

My first reason has to be the people. I had a really great experience during my interview, and I immediately felt like I fit in. Besides that, it's an excellent program with a lot of great resources. I also really liked the idea of being able to train in both community and academic settings. Finally, I needed to find a residency my wife would approve of as well. She previously lived in Tucson and has a lot of family/friends in the area. Happy wife, happy life, happy time during residency.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

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What are your non-medical goals during residency?

(1) Be a good dad and husband. (2) Learn Spanish. (3) Eat lots of tacos. (4) Exercise more, but only if that doesn't interfere with number 3.

Andrew Ready
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Where are you from?

San Diego, but since have lived in Los Angeles, Rhode Island, and Maine.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hanging out with my wife and children, preferably somewhere outdoors. I enjoy surfing, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, biking, yoga, learning to climb, and trying new things that blow my hair back a bit.

What are your professional interests?

Wilderness medicine, sports medicine, global health. Incorporating outdoors and sports interests, particularly surfing, into my career.

Why did you choose UA EM?

I felt very at home here on my rotation. On every level, the people are great. I am stoked to be at a program with such a well-rounded residency experience and opportunities like rural rotations to branch out and train in different settings.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

My mom and her side of my family have lived in Tucson for many years, and I am looking forward to many family get-togethers and fun times.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Maintain some balance in my life with professional aspirations, family life, and personal interests. Also, sneak in some surf and snow trips.

Michael Wyman
The University of Arizona

Where are you from?

Ohio

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Mountain biking; backpacking; world music; yummy food.

What are your professional interests?

Ultrasound; Wilderness Medicine; Sports Medicine; EMS; Medical Education; becoming certified as a Spanish bilingual provider.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Foremost, the people here are amazing and there is a phenomenal team environment across the entire program. We are given the unusual opportunity to work in three distinct environments – a busy county-style hospital, a large academic center, and a pediatric emergency department - that share faculty and EMR infrastructure. We get to do rural and global rotations, evolving off-service rotations based on resident feedback - I could go on and on - I feel incredibly lucky to be part of this program.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Mountain biking followed by tacos.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

To be there for my family and friends, to get consistent (and fun) exercise, and to limit my exposure to the In-N-Out which sits perilously close to South Campus (and on my way home).

Mario Ziccarelli
Creighton University School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Fountain Hills, Arizona

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Traveling, working out, watching sports, and cooking

What are your professional interests?

Sports medicine and academics

Why did you choose UA EM?

There are so many reasons, but the biggest was the people. I felt that I immediately fit in with the residents and was comfortable and relaxed around the faculty and support staff. It's a very laid-back and collaborative environment. On top of that, the opportunity to train at both a county and an academic institution was very appealing to me.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Catching an Arizona basketball game at McKale Center and eating at one of the many phenomenal local restaurants.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Go to as many Arizona football and basketball games as possible and travel internationally.