UA at South Campus Residency - Class of 2022

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio

Where are you from?

Keller, TX

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hip-hop, racket sports, watching movies, playing guitar and drums, going to live shows, and reading.

What are your professional interests?

Global health, homeless populations

Why did you choose UA EM?

I felt right at home during my away rotation at the University of Arizona. I loved how supportive everybody was with another and appreciated how approachable and intentional the faculty members were. I wanted to be a part of that experience.

What do you enjoy doing in Tucson or what attracted you besides the residency program?

Eegee's, Sonoran hot dogs, and the sick views of/at Mount Lemmon.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Improve my cooking and Spanish language skills.

Indiana University School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Kokomo, Indiana

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Dogs, reading, watching movies, eating, sleeping, playing any sport: basketball, volleyball, soccer, running..literally anything!

What are your professional interests?

Critical care, Academic Medicine

Why did you choose UA EM?

The residents were very welcoming to me on my away rotation, and they were so passionate about the program. It was hard for me not to be excited about coming here! Also, the program director, Dr. Stoneking, really impressed me about how much she advocates for the residents.

What do you enjoy doing in Tucson or what attracted you besides the residency program?

Spending time with my boyfriend, Mexican food, sunshine pretty much every day, hiking (we don't have mountains in Indiana!)

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Better my Spanish speaking skillz, avoid getting poked by cacti, see a wild javelina!

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen Medizinische Fakultät

Where are you from?

Dresden, Germany

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Rock climbing, trail running, biking, hiking

What are your professional interests?

Being a well rounded EM physician for children and adults.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Great program, great people, great location

What do you enjoy doing in Tucson or what attracted you besides the residency program?

Spending all day on Mt Lemmon, getting a Sonoran HotDog on the way home and ending the day with a Margarita prepared with juice from grapefruits that grow in my garden.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

1. Spend as much time with my family as possible.
2. Learn more Spanish.

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Where are you from?

Concord, CA

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I LOVE OrangeTheory Fitness. I'm a little bit obsessed with The Fast and the Furious movies. I would spend every day going to escape rooms if I could. Trader Joe's is also a hobby of mine. 

What are your professional interests?

Global health!

Why did you choose UA EM?

I rotated here during medical school and absolutely loved the faculty and residents. Also, super excited to be a part of a small, close-knit residency where I get to focus on border medicine and working with underserved patients.

What do you enjoy doing in Tucson or what attracted you besides the residency program?

Eating all the food and living in this fantastic weather (#10degreescoolerthanphoenix)

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Get married to my super awesome fiancé. Oh and also learn Spanish!

University of Washington School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Wyoming

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

hiking, white water rafting, backpacking, travel, reading

What are your professional interests?

Global health and austere medicine

Why did you choose UA EM?

I love the Southwest and the Mission of UA

What do you enjoy doing in Tucson or what attracted you besides the residency program?

Saguaro sunsets, hiking & running opportunities

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Improve my Spanish, keep my plants & dogs alive

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University

Where are you from?

Longview, Texas

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Going with the classic EM answer with I like anything that gets me outside! Such as rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking with my wife and dog, yoga and cycling. 

What are your professional interests?

Wilderness medicine and rural medicine 

Why did you choose UA EM?

The moment I came to the pre-interview dinner I had a good feeling about the South Campus EM program! I immediately felt welcomed and heard nothing but good things about the program from the current residents and faculty. That feeling continued to the interview. Not only does this program really care for their residents but they also care a lot for the community as well. Plus there are so many unique aspects to this program such as the rural med rotations, sharing some of your time between community and academic centers and much more! 

What do you enjoy doing in Tucson or what attracted you besides the residency program?

So many options for good food and outdoor activities everywhere you look! Plus Tucson is the #1 cyclist friendly city in the United States so that is also a huge plus.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Improve my spanish skills, be the best husband I can be to my wife, find as many new restaurants to eat at as possible and see where the closest lake is!