Undergraduate: University of Phoenix Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: My family and I moved to Arizona several years ago and immediately fell in love with the state. My children have opportunities to participate in any activity they desire, and we enjoy all the outdoors has to offer as a family. Speaking of family, this program felt like "home" to me with faculty who not only focus on teaching but also on overall well-being. I felt confident in choosing Banner that I would be trained and supported to be able to accomplish my personal and professional goals.
Gurmehr Kaur, MD
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: Being from California, I had visited Phoenix many times growing up. I'm very excited to return to this beautiful city for training. I chose Banner because of the passion the faculty showed and the small program size. It was clear that the residents and attendings have a close and collaborative relationship, which is something I really valued. I was also excited about the clinical diversity as Banner serves a very large and underserved population.
David Koven, DO
Undergraduate: San Diego State University Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Midwestern University Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: Choosing Banner was a no brainer for me. From my time rotating at the program as a student, I was able to experience the family-like feel to the program. I have never come across another program with such friendly and supportive residents and faculty. I also believe Phoenix, with its multitude of activities outside the hospitals and affordable cost of living, is the ideal location for residency training. Few other places give you the opportunity to be hiking up a mountain 15 minutes after getting off work, even in the middle of winter. And with Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the country, there are plenty of indoor activities as well.
Nisha Patel, DO
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: I knew right away during the interview day that the program would be a great fit! The program really values teaching and provides strong clinical training and educational opportunities. People say to “use your gut feelings” when choosing a program, and I can say I felt at home during my interview day. The residents, attendings and staff were all very friendly and care about resident well-being. Also, Phoenix is a great city with good weather and lots to do!
Neet Shah, MD
Undergraduate: Arizona State University Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: After rotating through the department in medical school, I knew that faculty and staff were supportive in training excellent psychiatrists and clinicians. Phoenix is a great place for any and all interests, as its culture continues to grow and diversify. I am very excited for the experiences in the years to follow!