Resident Testimonial - Dr. Churchill
I was originally skeptical about how I would fare a little further south. This concern was short-lived when I actually started working here and found that amazing residents, med students and attendings have moved here from all over the country for the great medical center. The patients sometimes make fun of my "Northern accent" but other than that, there are not many cultural differences.
In the short time I've been here I've already had the opportunity to have many adventures in the Charlottesville area. Vineyards abound here and most of them have local musicians playing outdoors every couple of weeks throughout the summer. There are many good restaurants in town and on Friday nights I like walking from the free concerts of the Downtown Pavilion to one of the dozens of restaurants along the downtown mall. I am a music lover and am happy to be in a place that so embraces street musicians, live concerts and garage bands. Getting out of town just a short 30-minute drive are lots of hikes on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. I was on a hike this weekend where I saw a black bear, ate wild berries and felt a million miles away from the hospital. Next up on my list are trips to D.C. and Virginia Beach, both within a few hours drive."