Pediatric Chief Residents
Hi, everyone, and welcome to the University of Virginia! Not only is Charlottesville a great place to live, but this is also a really great residency program. I am originally from the great state of Maine and went to the University of Maine for undergraduate, then to the University of Vermont for medical school. So, how does one from the Northeast come to the state of Virginia? During my fourth year of medical school, I came to UVA for an outpatient rotation in pediatric hematology/oncology, and was really excited about the enthusiasm and energy of the residents. I saw a group of people who were really happy with where they were training and the education they were getting. And, I can't say enough about the staff I worked with. They were excited, compassionate and believed in teaching at every opportunity. Also, their commitment to their patients was a bright example for how I want to be in the future. I remain excited about our program and I plan on coming out of here as the best pediatrician possible.
Also, Charlottesville is a city that offers up most of the things I'm looking for: hiking, awesome running trails, good eats and plenty of city wide activities to keep you busy. Enjoy your visit and be sure to stop me if you have any questions.
Hi, everyone! I'm glad that you are taking a look at our pediatric residency program here at UVA. Growing up in rural Georgia, I knew I would be a little biased when selecting my residency. I attended the University of Georgia for undergrad (Go Dawgs!) and Mercer University for medical school. Given the Georgia roots, a laid back community with an excellent program was my ideal choice. Charlottesville easily fit that mold. There's much to be said for a location where you can live at the foot of a mountain while at the same time be within fifteen minutes from one of the nation's leading academic medical centers!
Of course, the location and quality of a program mean nothing without great people running the show, and UVA does not disappoint. Between intramural softball games, evening social outings, or simply working alongside attendings during the daily grind, I can't understate how warm and hospitable everyone has been.
Best of luck on the interview trail and feel free to contact me if I can answer any questions!