Class of 2024
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine I was born outside Toronto but grew up in the Nashville area. In my free time I like getting outside, playing soccer, running, lifting weights anything active really. Aside from outdoor activities I really enjoy cooking and I have a 3-year-old pup!
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University New York native, Puerto Rican roots. I enjoy long walks on the beach, weight-lifting, jogging, and scenic views. If you snuck up on me on a day off, you might find me reading a George R.R. martin book, watching the walking dead, or playing smash brothers. I also like to play some poker. I may or may not have the largest collection of teletubbies in the world.
Kansas City University I’m from Ft. Lauderdale, FL but haven’t lived here for 12 years. During that time, I’ve been lucky to live and meet incredible friends in San Diego, Chicago, Kansas City, and most recently, Denver. My hobbies include everything with my fuzzy best bud, Bodhi... fishing, snowboarding, photography, live music, camping, traveling to unfamiliar places, psychological thriller novels, eating any and all kinds of food, and finding the best sour beers.
LSU Health Science Shreveport I was born in Romania, but immigrated to Louisiana when I was 7 and a half. Though I finished medical school at LSU Shreveport, I completed undergrad at University of Alabama and am a die-hard Alabama football fan (Roll Tide!). In my free time I enjoy playing volleyball and basketball, cooking, serial killer documentaries, painting, traveling, and snowboarding. I’m a big foodie and love trying new things to eat.
University of Florida College I was born in Colombia but lived in Orlando most of my life. I alternate between wanting to be a couch potato and wanting to be an athlete. I am interested in food, tv shows, movies, animals , anime , soccer, wrestling, college football and traveling. My hobbies include working out and learning about personal finance.
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine I am from Pure Michigan. I completed undergrad at Michigan State University. Go Green! After undergrad, I moved to Madrid, Spain to teach English and improve my Spanish. I wanted to continue my graduate education in Spanish, so I elected to study medicine in Puerto Rico. I am very passionate about European football (¡Hala Madrid!), golf, music, and fitness. I listen to various genres of music including reggaeton, rock, and country.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine I was born in Michigan but grew up in Atlanta, Ga. I’m half Korean and half Lao. In my free time I like to stay active by either walking my dog on a trail or lifting weights. My dad and younger brother are both chefs so naturally, I’m a huge foodie. I also love to travel and experience new cultures through food.
Zucker School of Medicine I grew up in San Diego, did my undergrad in Santa Barbara, and did medical school in New York. Within Emergency Medicine, I’m interested in Sports Medicine and Ultrasound, but I also hope to invent something (or things) during my career that would functionally improve our approach to medicine. My hobbies include surfing, watching sports, studying/playing poker, and doing anything outside with my dogs Buddy and Bali.
University of Texas Medical Branch I'm from Houston, Texas. My hobbies include playing tennis, hiking, traveling, thrifting, and spending time with my family and friends. I love to read, and my 2021 goal is to read at least one book a week! So far, I'm on track and have read 26...hopefully I can keep it up. Fave books this year so far are Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne.
Liberty University College I'm from Brevard County, FL. I like to play tennis & basketball, but I really want to learn how to play golf as well. I was a champion in an intramural basketball league in my undergraduate years at UCF. One of my passions, outside of practicing emergency medicine, is Health Policy.
Class of 2025
Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine I've lived in quite a few places & my family is spread out all over... So home is with my boxers-Lola & Roxie and the gf. I spend my free time running, cycling, adventuring, writing, & on Audible-being able to listen to books on the go at 1.2x speed is a game changer. Overall, my favorite activity = anything with the pups. Random things I really enjoy are boxers, skincare, sours & IPAs, red wine, online shopping, coffee & Netflix.
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine My name is Austin. I was born and raised in Northern California with three sisters. I went to UC Davis for undergrad and played collegiate lacrosse while there. My girlfriend and I have two cats, Mochi and Soba. My hobbies include: traveling, trying new foods (BIG foodie), and going to the gym.
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine I’m Connor, and I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. I completed undergrad at the University of Toledo. Go Rockets! During undergrad, I studied abroad in Costa Rica to improve my Spanish. My hobbies include traveling, learning languages, drinking coffee, lifting weights, and anything involving tacos. Fun facts: I won a taco eating contest on Cinco de Mayo
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine Hi, I’m Christine! I’m second generation Egyptian, born in Brooklyn but raised on Long Island. I went to college in Boston, then took some years off before med school working and getting my MPH, but back to Brooklyn for med school! I’m excited to be here in Miami for the next few years, soaking up the sun especially in January (looking forward to sending those pictures to my NY friends). I also just got married.
American University of the Caribbean Hey y’all! My name is Christien (weird spelling, I know). I was born and raised in Southern California, go Dodgers! My hobbies include running/working out, listening to personal development books/podcasts, traveling with my dog Zara, carpentry, and learning new things like horse back riding. Fun fact: I played college baseball
Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine My name is Eitan, I'm from Southern Florida and was actually born in Kendall, Florida. I'm excited to start my emergency residency in Florida at Kendall. I love to Dance Dance Revolution (a new verb is born),Windsurf, and compose music when I'm not hanging out with my wife or my dog, who is upsettingly cute.
St. George’s University School of Medicine I was raised in Rome, GA. Played college golf for 2 years before completing undergrad at the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!). I then attended St. George’s University School of Medicine on the Caribbean island of Grenada. My hobbies include playing golf, fly fishing, and spending time with my wife, Karlee, and one year old daughter Lennox. One interesting fact about me is that I love the game show Jeopardy.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine My name is Jeannie. I’m from Little Rock, AR, and I am excited for this new journey in emergency medicine in FL! I enjoy being outside, hiking, dancing, traveling, taking photos, and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy reading and hope to read more this year. Fun fact: I recently completely my first half marathon and hope to participate in another race!
Morehouse School of Medicine Hey everyone! My name is Manuel and I am so happy to be here. I was born in Ecuador, but I grew up in Miami, FL. I went to University of Florida as undergrad. My hobbies include traveling, soccer (yes, playing it and watching it), and trying new restaurants/foods. I am so excited to meet you all.
Michigan State University College of Medicine I grew up in Michigan, I have two older brothers, an adorable nephew who’s 6, a smoldering wife and our cat named Franklin. I like to golf, fish, and workout. Fun fact: I have 8 tattoos.
New York Medical College Hi, I'm Rosemary! Born & raised in Miami, FIU alum, and briefly left for med school in NY. I'm so excited to be back near the warmth of family & la cultura of Dade County! I enjoy being a tourist at all times, music, dancing, taking photos of literally everything (but most especially my niece), & finding inspiration on Pinterest! Fun fact: I was an alto for my med school's acapella group, The Arrhythmias
Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine I was born and raised in Peoria, IL. I grew up in a close family with my lovely father, mother, and with my three little sisters. I got my bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I love to spoil my parents’ cats and my wife’s cat. I relieve my stress by lifting, playing basketball, or soccer. I also like hiking, gaming, and traveling. Lastly I show my love and appreciation by grilling for my friends and family.
Class of 2025
St. George’s University Hi, I’m Mayla! I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I’m an FIU alum and spent two years living in Grenada for medical school. I am extremely excited to begin residency in my hometown near friends and family. I spend my free time exercising, reading, traveling and enjoying the outdoors with my dog Bailey (who loves to travel with me!) Fun fact: I competed professionally in salsa dancing
Ross University SOM Hi everyone! I’m Sameer, born and raised in LA/Ventura County, Southern California. Hot-sauce connoisseur, amateur chef, professional eater. Love weightlifting, snowboarding, skateboarding. hiking, scuba-diving, concerts, and occasional climbing. Excited to be here in Miami for the next few years. Fun fact, I restore and customize sneakers, and I used to be a tennis coach.
St. George’s University I’m from Los Angeles, California, I have a maltipoo named Snow and I hope to get him a fur brother/sister soon! In my free time I enjoy finding new restaurants/bars to check out, listening to Cody Rigby’s gospel on Peloton, perreando to Bad Bunny with the Mila Mafia, and taking salsa/bachata classes! I’d like to learn how to play an instrument (I played bells in high school but that doesn’t really count) but we’ll see if time permits!
Ponce Health Sciences University SOM Hi! I'm Jammie, but my family and close friends call me Jay. I'm from Canovanas, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷. Studied my undergrad in UPRM 💚 and did med school in PHSU 🦁. My family is my everything and I’m so excited to be part of the Kendall EM residency family. I love watching movies and exploring new places. My hobbies are anything that has to do with speed. Right now I enjoy most of my free time watching F1 and making and editing videos using my drone or GoPro
American University of the Caribbean I am Boricua from Puerto Rico, and I know how to dance/teach 30 styles of dance. If I'm not on the dance floor working my hips, I'm enjoying the company of friends and gaming, especially in super smash bros which I’ve won a few tournaments in. I've traveled to a few different states and countries, and even lived in England for a year. I've been homeless, lived through cat 5 hurricanes, but one of my hardest experiences is choosing between NY or CHI pizza
Ross University SOM I was born in Colombia & raised in Miami. I completed undergrad at UF (go gators 🐊) and took some years off before med school to open a restaurant in Jacksonville FL called Shack Maui. I am so excited to be back home close to family and enjoying the Miami culture. My hobbies include going to the gym, playing tennis, yoga/meditation, adventuring, and spending time with my fiancé and our dog.
St. George’s University I was born in Cuba, but have been raised here in Miami. I love walks with my wife (where we end up with plants to take home LOL), making cafecito for my family, photography, and doing Brazilian jiu jitsu when I have time. Fun fact: I held a 2 hour emergency conference regarding what makes a fact fun...
University of Texas SOM at San Antonio Hello, I’m Ben! I am a native Texan and have lived in San Antonio for most of my life. I love to run, play sports, and spend time in nature (I’ve visited 25 national parks and counting!) When I’m not outside, I enjoy making homemade pasta and board games. My wife, Fernanda, and I just moved here with our 2 cats Leaf and Plum and we can’t wait to explore Miami and South Florida!
American University of the Caribbean I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Anything that has to do with sports, I will be there. I was fortunate to have played soccer and basketball in college and continue to try to stay active by running, biking and going to the gym. I recently completed my first half marathon (13.1 miles)! I am interested in global health, EMS and trauma. As a first generation physician, I aspire to inspire everyone surrounding me to believe that dreams are truly possible.
St. George’s University Hi everyone! My name is Christy Ortiz, born and raised in Miami FL (305 till I die😤🏽). I’m a first gen American of Cuban and Colombian descent. The opportunity to be an EM doc in my home town and continue to train while serving the community that raised me has truly been a dream come true! Outside of medicine, I enjoy lifting weights, cooking and eating, going out dancing, fashion, and spending time with my family and friends.
Universidad de Panama Hey There! My name is Chantal, I was born and raised in Panama. I grew up in a very small rural town so moving to Miami is definitely an interesting change. I love to cook and bake, but mostly eat because I am hungry all the time. I enjoy binging netflix shows with my husband or working out. We have two gorgeous doggos who love to play and act crazy: Elliott and Bailey. Fun fact: I am a huge Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Taylor Swift Fan!
San Juan Bautista SOM Hola! My name is Mayra. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, La Isla del Encanto, aka “El Calentón” (iykyk 🐰). My interests in medicine include sports medicine, community outreach and international medicine. I enjoy going to the beach, hiking, trying new restaurants with babe 👩🏽❤️👨🏽, dancing and working out. Fun fact: I was a salsa dancer for ~12 years 💃🏿. So I may try to get back on stage while in Miami.