Hometown: Ramona, CA
Undergrad: Stanford University
Hobbies: Cooking (experimenting with new and old recipes), spending time with family and my dogs, woodburning, learning new arts and crafts, watching movies/late night shows, camping
Why LAC+USC: I was impressed by the warmth and friendship of the Med-Peds family here. Moreover, the commitment to providing care to a diverse and underserved community drew me to the program. I came to love medicine at a county hospital and knew I wanted to train in a place with similar values and resources. Also, this is closer to home and I'm happy to back in SoCal :)
Plans after residency: Not sure, but I am interested in hospital medicine vs primary care.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: Columbia University
Hobbies: cooking, baking (especially pies), traveling, consuming excessive amounts of media/art/food, film/photography, reading (fiction, nonfiction, and long-form journalism)
Why LAC+USC: I went here for medical school and was fortunate to have had my most formative clinical experiences at this institution. I believe in the mission of this hospital and wanted to train alongside compassionate people who work tirelessly to provide care for a largely marginalized population.
Plans after residency: I am currently undecided but I hope to do some combination of hospitalist medicine, clinic, and academics/research. I am particularly interested in the adolescent/young adult population and the intersection between mental health, juvenile justice, and the foster care system.
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Undergrad: Pomona College
Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, soccer, backpacking, writing, cooking, instruments, whispering sweet nothings to my houseplants
Why LAC+USC: I love the service-mission of LAC! I wanted to join a community of similarly-motivated people who could inspire me. Also, the weather, the people, and being close to family :)
Plans after residency: combined nephro fellowship vs. transitional primary care
Fun Fact: I love learning new instruments!
Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria & Los Angeles
Undergrad: UC Berkeley
Hobbies: spending time with family and specifically my toddler, roller skating, running a Health Sciences Mentorship Program at a local public school.
Why LAC+USC: Its commitment to providing care for our most vulnerable communities.
Plans after residency: Primary Care
Hometown: Highland Park/Eagle Rock, California
Hobbies: drawing, art, writing, learning languages, violin, singing
Why LAC+USC: As a Keck student, I was impressed by faculty and residents' dedication to caring for the underserved of Los Angeles County in a humanistic, patient-centered manner, their passion for social justice, and their strong interest in teaching med students and residents.
Plans after residency: combined ID fellowship, combination of primary care and hospitalist medicine, or palliative care in an academic setting
Fun fact: I can do circular breathing while whistling.
Hometown: South Central Los Angeles
Hobbies: Spending time with toddler son, wife and family. Rediscovering my hometown. Otherwise, enjoy music by Interpol, squeezing in a jog, listening to NPR, staying up to date on contemporary news and politics and most recently listening to podcasts by the Clinical Problem Solvers.
Why LAC+USC: The long standing and on-going commitment to providing world class care to the surrounding underserved community by the medical staff and residents.
Plans after residency: Primary Care with a specific focus on enacting health systems change to provide better care at a lower cost to socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.