Will Hawkes, MD

  • Third Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?

No, but I have a great interest in behavioral health.

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program?  Why Pittsburgh?

The people were great during my interview and the program offered a lot of ways to accomplish my goals through caring for a variety of patients in different hospital settings and putting an emphasis on caring for the underserved with other patient physicians and healthcare providers.  Pittsburgh is a very cool city that felt large enough to offer lots of culture and interesting neighborhoods to discover while being small enough to feel very homey.

What are your goals while here in the residency program?  How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

I hope to gain a very solid foundation in all the principles of well-rounded family medicine, with particular emphasis on mental healthcare and treatment for the underserved. This will prepare me well to work in a variety of settings and offer excellent care to my patients.

Since you began residency training, what are your clinical interests?

My interests remain in healthcare for the underserved and the full scope of FM.

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?

I love to explore the outdoors including hiking, biking, and kayaking. I also enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family, especially my nieces and nephews.


Charlottesville, VA