Class of 2018

Resident Brief Bio

Tanida Brown, MD
Tanida Brown, MD, MHSM

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.

Liz Clements, DO
Liz Clements, DO

Undergraduate: University of Arizona - Tucson
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University - Glendale
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: Arizona is a great place to live with a lot of opportunity and I had a great experience rotating at BUMCP as a medical student!  I appreciated the professional commitment I saw among the faculty and residents in the program and was impressed by the educational resources available through the Banner system.  

Trace Cochran, MD, MPH

Trace Cochran, MD, MPH

Undergraduate Austin College
Graduate: University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine at Galveston
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: 
I was looking for a program that was small, Resident-centered, in a major city and which served a diverse patient population. I think this is a combination that is often difficult to find, so I was happy to find it here. I am also a very outdoorsy person, so I liked that I had access to all the activities I enjoy including climbing, hiking, skiing and playing tennis.  
 
Scott Kirkorsky, MD

Scott Kirkorsky, MD

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: Growing up in Phoenix and attending undergrad and medical school in Tucson, I was ready to be back by my family and friends. I chose Banner because of the supportiveness of both faculty and fellow residents. Faculty have an open door policy and encourage residents to ask questions, but also take ownership of cases. I find our program to be the perfect balance of autonomy and teaching and am so glad to be a part of it!

Adam Ruggle, MD
Adam Ruggle, MD

Undergraduate: Central College
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: 
The opportunity for excellent training in a large metro center with a warm climate brought me to Arizona. I have enjoyed the atmosphere of friendly collaboration with fellow residents and also working closely with faculty who are welcoming, supportive and great teachers.