Hometown: Ramona (San Diego), California
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego (USCD)
Med School: Loma Linda University
Hobbies: knitting, napping, taking care of my aloe vera plant “Julian”
Why LAC+USC: I wanted to be part of a family who wholeheartedly invests their energy to give back to a very underserved community.
Plans after residency: Own a little farm where I can have goats, chickens, dogs, and a huge rose garden.
Fun fact: I have survived dengue fever, scabies, and lice (not all at once). My sister is also a current medpeds intern.
Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi
Grad School: University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Med School: University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine
Hobbies: Zoos, museums, and hiking.
Why LAC+USC: I wanted a program that helped an underserved and international patient population. Most importantly, I appreciate the tight-knit community vibe. The residents, faculty, and ancillary staff are very warm and supportive.
Plans after residency: Infectious Disease Fellowship
Fun fact:I use to show pigs in 4-H and help out in the catfish ponds. But I have always been a big city girl at heart.
Hometown: Yardley, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: University of Colorado, Boulder
Med School: A.T. Still University
Hobbies: Playing and writing music, cooking food and going to concerts with my other half, camping out with a great view of the stars, and traveling and meeting new people.
Why LAC+USC: I have always believed healthcare is a human right and have wanted to provide care for all, regardless of citizenship, language, or economic background. Working at LA County helps me to do that. When I met the Med+Peds residents and faculty here during a 4th year Med+Peds rotation, I saw how devoted and humble everyone was. It truly felt like the right place to be.
Plans after residency: Undetermined as of now, but interested in global health fellowships, practicing internationally and working to build healthcare systems in developing countries, academic medicine and teaching.
Fun fact: I backpacked around Olympic National Park for 30 days and hope to hike the entire Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail one day.
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Med School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies: Coffee, food, spending time with friends and family, and playing the violin.
Why LAC+USC: Being able to work with inspiring and dedicated faculty and residents that share a common vision of advocating for the patients who most desperately need medical care.
Plans after residency: TBD, possibly transitional care, possibly Med+Peds hospitalist.
Fun fact: Once upon a time, I played in the Sydney Opera House with my high school orchestra.
Hometown: Corona, CA
Undergraduate: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Med School: USC
Hobbies: Writing, traveling, hiking, binge watching Top Chef, and exploring new places in LA.
Why LAC+USC: Having trained at USC for medical school, I instantly fell in love with the patient population and the hospital’s capacity to enact positive change in the lives of some of the most impoverished people in LA. The ethos of the institution of treating whomever walks through the door, regardless of their socioeconomic status or where they come from is the epitome of what healthcare should be.
Plans after residency: Continuing global health work at Wema Children’s Center in Kenya, Primary Care Med+Peds or Med+Peds Endocrine.
Fun Fact: I had PB&J for lunch every day from kindergarten to 6th grade. It’s still my favorite food.
Hometown: Redlands, CA AKA “Dead”lands
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Grad School: Loma Linda University
Med School: University of Arizona-Tucson
Hobbies: Travelling, hiking, biking, volunteering, playing board games, playing basketball, and annoying my Husky Zuzu aka The Zooz.
Why LAC+USC: The privilege of working with an amazing and humbling patient population, dedicated and inspiring residents/faculty/program leadership who want to make a difference, community outreach opportunities, and close to family.
Plans after residency: Jail/prison doctor for juvenile and adult inmates. I also hope to open a clinic in the community for those being released from jails/prisons who need primary care and to be involved in advocacy and health policy.
Fun Fact: I was once interviewed by the Secret Service