Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
Yes, the Global Health Track.
Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
UPMC Shadyside FMR program is compatible with my career interests. I was especially attracted to the many opportunities available to residents in regards to training on better ways to help and care for the underserved both locally and abroad. Additionally, given the connection with my home country through the Global Health Track further enhanced my interest in joining UPMC Shadyside FMR program.
During my interview I felt very much at home! I could sense great camaraderie among the faculty and residents. Everyone I spoke with was genuinely happy about their decision to train here. There is just something about Pittsburgh that is special. It is a beautiful city with so many things to do!
What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
My primary goal during residency is to become a well knowledgeable physician that has the skills to train in any setting. I want to continue to work developing educational and health programs to help the underserved locally and abroad - especially in rural communities such as those in my home country of Honduras. I firmly believe that UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency program has the tools that I need to become the best family physician I can be and will equip me to better serve all those that I come into contact with.
Do you have any special interests outside of the residency program?
I absolutely love to paint and outdoor activities. I also enjoy learning about different cultures, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I’m a big soccer fan! Can’t wait for the next 2018 World Cup!