Benjamin Co, DO

Benjamin Co, DO
Western University
Program: 
South Campus Residency
Resident Status: 
PGY-I
Class of: 
2023

Where are you from?

Portland, Oregon

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hiking, working out, photography, golf, basketball, spending time with my wife and our dogs/bunny. I recently got a OneWheel, and I love riding through all types of terrain with the sensation that I'm floating on land. I am also a sneakerhead, with a collection of 200+ shoes.

What are your professional interests?

Ultrasound, social EM, academics

Why did you choose UA EM?

The people, the training, the location. Everyone was wonderful from the second I met them and made me feel instantly at home. All of the faculty and residents are genuinely happy to be here, and the faculty are supportive, passionate, and dedicated to teaching. Also, being a resident at UA South Campus means training in a mix of urban/rural as well as academic/community/county environments. This type of diversity is ideal for an EM resident. Lastly, although I love the PNW, it was time to move somewhere warmer and sunnier!

Favorite activity in Tucson, or what attracted you to Tucson besides the residency program?

Access to limitless outdoor activities, 350 days of sunshine, the [Mexican] food

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Improve my Spanish, explore/photograph as much of the Southwest US as I can, spend time with family, avoid snakes and scorpions