Megan Magovern, M.D.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, where my
family still lives. I completed my undergraduate degree in
Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (and picked up a
love for country music along the way). After college, I moved to
Philadelphia for medical school at Drexel University College of
Medicine. I now find myself in Charlottesville for residency and
have been enjoying getting to explore another new place.
While in medical school, I liked nearly all of my clinical rotations. I realized that as a family physician, I would have the ability to see children, adults, pregnant women, and a variety of medical problems on any given day. Not to mention I would have the ability to follow patients over a long period of time. It seemed like a great match.
One of the family physicians that I
worked with as a medical student had trained at UVA, which prompted me
to look into the program. When I came to interview, I realized
why she is such a great doctor. I found the residents and faculty
to be welcoming and supportive, and I could tell that the patient
population would provide a wide array of learning opportunities to give
me a strong base as a family physician. I left my interview at
UVA with a gut feeling that it was where I was supposed to be. I
haven't been disappointed. Although residency is challenging, I'm
surrounded by wonderful teachers and have a strong support system
within the department, particularly with my co-interns!
In my spare time, I love to explore new restaurants (C'ville has plenty!), and spend time outside in the sunshine. I love to cook, bake, and entertain when I have the time. I'm also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan!