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Porciuncula, Kevin Porciuncula, MD
Second Year Resident






 
Home Town:
Hayward, CA
 
Education:
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
 
Interests:
Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
I am interested in the Underserved Track. After residency, I would like to continue participating in medical missions and travel to impoverished areas around the world that are in dire need of medical services.

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
I chose the UPMC Shadyside FMR program because of the unlimited possibilities for professional and personal growth. As an individual committed to community service, I felt a strong connection to their mission of serving the local community. During my interview day, I discovered that the heart of the UPMC Shadyside FMR program lies in the blend of wonderful faculty and residents, excellence in medical education and an intimate environment for learning. Nestled in a larger and nationally renowned hospital system of UPMC, Shadyside is the perfect place to train. I knew at the end of my interview day that UPMC Shadyside was the place I wanted to call home.
I love the vibrant and rich history of Pittsburgh. I would love to explore the different communities, museums and attend local sporting events. It would be awesome to see a Steelers game and experience the dynamic Steeler fan base.

What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
With the many awards and recognitions bestowed upon UPMC Shadyside, I believe the program will help me develop my goal of becoming a well-rounded and competent family medicine physician. My goal is to learn and absorb as much as I can. My hope is that at the end of my residency training I will not only be an excellent physician, but will also develop into a strong advocate and teacher to my patients. Moreover, I am confident I will have the tools to become a leader in the medical and global community.

Do you have any special interests outside of the residency program?
I love to travel and meet people from different cultures and walks of life. I love learning from people and what they are most passionate about. I also have a broad range of interests and hobbies outside of medicine. I enjoy martial arts, playing the guitar and the art of magic. I also like the outdoors, driving along the coastline, hiking and strolling along the beach.
 
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