Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley Medical School: University of Arizona Tucson Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix:
My reason for Arizona is family as my husband refuses to live anywhere else. His favorite saying is "you can't shovel sunshine." My favorite thing about Arizona is the monsoon season, the great swimming weather and the desert lifestyle. I chose Banner because of the family and academic environment. Even as a medical student, I felt that the faculty and staff were very supportive and were always willing to take time and teach. As a resident, we have a really good time learning and working together, but also hanging out and supporting each other as well.
Jeffrey Burrow, MD
Undergraduate: University of Arizona Medical School: The Ohio State University School of Medicine Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix:
I initially applied to the program in Arizona as it was home to my family, and I loved the state growing up. When I interviewed at Banner, it felt like a great fit. The attendings seemed encouraging and attentive, and the residents were happy and satisfied. After a year, I feel like my impressions were correct.
Ryan Wang, MD
Undergraduate: University of Kansas Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix:
I felt that the program faculty were supportive and cared a lot about their residents, who seem very close and happy training here. The location and outdoor activities were definitely another plus.
Cory Whale, DO
Undergraduate: University of Utah Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine – Midwestern University Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: Arizona is an appealing location to train because of the cultural diversity and centralized location offering access to many southwest destinations. I chose to train at Banner because I appreciate the culture of the program and sense of family within the department.