Rachel Smith, MD

Rachel Smith, MD

 Family Medicine Department of the University of Virginia

 Resident Class of 2005

 Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith, MD
Case Western Reserve

Hello all, I'm Rachel ( rah-kel) Smith, but my family calls me Rock.  I am originally from Cincy, Ohio and completed undergrad and med school at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland Ohio. 

I have no regrets about choosing UVa for my residency. My decision was based largely on the local scene, and the quality of individuals in the program. At UVa, Family Medicine doesn't take a back seat position, as Family Medicine residents are recognized throughout the hospital in various aspects of patient care. They function as senior residents on the Acute Cardiology and the General Medicine services. (My first year prepared me well for the added responsiblity and intensity of General Medicine).  I also enjoyed the transition to smaller town life, however, there was a lot I missed, like megaplex movies and a good danceclub, but the beautiful mountains and country drives made up for it.  If

Try not to get so caught up in the destination that you forget to enjoy the journey!

Be blessed, Rock