Class of 2024


Brief Bio

Jake Bachofer, MD
Jake Bachofer, MD

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: General surgery, trauma/critical care
Professional Interests: Medical education, rural health
Personal Interests: board games, hiking, cooking
Hometown: Belgrade, MT


Valerie Leon, MD
Valerie Leon, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University
Clinical Interests: Interventional radiology, neuroradiology
Professional Interests: patient care, international medicine, physician education
Personal Interests: Disc golf, board games, my cat

Amanda Mesa
Amanda Mesa

Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Trauma/critical care, MIS, hepatobilliary, rural medicine
Professional Interests: Resident/medical education, global health, quality improvement
Personal Interests: Rugby, surfing, stand-up paddling, hiking, yoga, painting
Hometown: Maite, Guam


Taylor Norton, MD
Taylor Norton, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Clinical Interests: General surgery, trauma surgery
Professional Interests: Medical student and resident education, global surgery
Personal Interests: Hiking, rock climbing, ballroom dancing, languages, good conversations
Hometown: Brentwood, TN


Kelsey Rupp

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Clinical Interests: Trauma, critical care, transplant, hepatobiliary
Professional Interests: Global health, wellness, medical education
Personal Interests: Yoga, sailing, photography, trivia, board games, cooking, baking and traveling


Alex Vaicius
Alex Vaicius

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Transplant, hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery, vascular surgery
Professional Interests: Global health outreach, resident education
Personal Interests: Trekking, hiking, backpacking, weight training, garage monkey
Hometown: Naperville, IL

Alexandra Weston, MD
Alexandra Weston, MD

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Clinical Interests: General surgery, rural surgery
Professional Interests: Physician wellness, rural health outreach
Personal Interests: Rugby, soccer, hiking, baking, concerts, spending time with my cat
Hometown: Chaumont, NY

Michael Zhou, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, surgical critical care
Professional Interests: Medical technology, education
Personal Interests: Calisthenics, yoga, cycling, food, car enthusiast
Hometown: Houston, TX



Brief Bio

Brianna Britton, MD

Medical School: Loyola University, Chicago
Clinical Interests: Endocrine, vascular, trauma
Professional Interests: Global health, physician wellness
Personal Interests: Yoga, running, spending time with my dog, traveling


Nicole Broden, MD

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Rural general surgery
Professional Interests: Global and underserved health care, rural health care
Personal Interests: Running, yoga, skiing, travel, everything outdoors
Hometown: Great Falls, MT


Steven Cross, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Clinical Interests: Rural and global health
Professional Interests: Trauma and critical, MIS
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, exercising, dog parks, binge watching Netflix

Greg Mozdyniewicz, DO

Medical School: Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Interests: Anesthesiology
Professional Interests: Perioperative surgical care, education
Personal Interests: Rock climbing, backpacking, reading, gaming
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ


Katharine Wood, MD
Katharine Wood, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Clinical Interests: Trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery
Professional Interests: Medical education
Personal Interests: Traveling, yoga, hiking, volleyball, football
Hometown: Dallas, TX