Class of 2024
Congratulations to the Class of 2024!
Here is the newest addition to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso's intern class.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Undergrad: Eastern Michigan University
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan
Favorite thing about El Paso: I love the weather, the food and the culture in El Paso.
Hobbies/Interests: In my free time I like to cook very traditional Ghanaian dishes. I also like to spend time with my husband and kids, play tennis and sew. I love to volunteer in the community. I love to dance/choreograph to African songs.
Plans after residency: Work with my husband on missionary trips in the United States and around the globe.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I am a chemical Engineer with title Ing, a missionary, a first lady of my church and a Co-founder of Mother in Medicine student organization. Medicine is not just a profession to me but a calling.
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Undergrad: New Mexico Tech, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Medical School: TTUHSC Paul L Foster School of Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: It’s the city with the kindest patients, great Mexican food, and beautiful weather.
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, camping, baking, crocheting, working on old cars, hanging out with my husband and two fur babies, and all things Disney!
Plans after residency: Definitely get out of debt and either work community/rural EM or get a fellowship not completely sure yet.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: My husband and I drove coast to coast in the last 6 months and visited both Disney World and Disneyland (only downtown Disney because the park wasn’t open yet) in the middle of a pandemic.
Hometown: Izumo, Japan
Undergrad: The College of Wooster, OH
Medical School: Kagawa Medical University
Favorite thing about El Paso: I am excited to jump into the Hispanic culture.
Plans after residency: Fellowship and becoming board-certified in the U.S. I hope to find a way to work both in the U.S. and Japan.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I have been playing the cello for my entire life. Always looking for a reason to play! I am also a licensed physician in Japan.
Hometown: Park City, Utah
Undergrad: University of Chicago
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: Looking forward to finding out!
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, horseback riding, reading fantasy novels
Plans after residency: I just got here! But in a couple years, I would like to be working in another county setting out west, plus or minus a fellowship in between.
Something unique about myself: In college, I auditioned for and performed in a ballet despite having absolutely no experience!
Hometown: St. Joseph, MI
Undergrad: Pepperdine University
Medical School: University of Minnesota
What I’m most excited about in El Paso: All the things to do outdoors! World Class Bouldering at Hueco Tanks, climbing and hiking Franklin Mountain National Park
Hobbies: Running, biking, climbing, paddleboarding, videogames
Plans after residency: Either working in the community for pursuing an ultrasound fellowship.
Something unique about myself: I briefly built and sold furniture before going to medical school.
Hometown: McAllen, Tx
Undergrad: University of Texas
Favorite thing about El Paso: Mexican food, being near mountains with lots of stuff to do outdoors
Hobbies/Interests: Watching movies, reading, anything science fiction, weightlifting
Plans after residency: Community EM in south Texas; get my pilots license
Something Unique or interesting about yourself: I have a minor in film and own a collection of over 200 DVDs.
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Undergrad: New Mexico State University
Grad school: Texas A&M University
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Medical School: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Favorite thing about El Paso: My family, the mountains, the smell of rain in the desert (there’s a name for it that I just learned recently, petrichor) and of course the people
Hobbies/Interests: spending time with family, hiking, running, being outdoors
Plans after residency: work in the community preferably in a border town
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I have 3 dogs, 2 Chihuahuas and a German Shepherd
Hometown: Winona, MN
Undergrad: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Favorite thing about El Paso: I’m looking forward to exploring a new area and going an entire year without wearing a winter coat.
Hobbies/Interests: Running, biking (mountain and road), ping pong, video games, reading, bouldering/climbing, cooking/baking, sewing, canoeing/kayaking, and programming/coding.
Plans after residency: Not sure yet!
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I was the 2019 intramural ping pong champion at the University of Minnesota.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergrad: Texas Tech University & Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Favorite thing about El Paso: El Paso sunsets, food, culture and close proximity to the mountains.
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking with my dogs, listening to podcasts/audiobooks, amateur boxing.
Plans after residency: Fellowship in ultrasound or critical care, ultimately academic medicine.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: RN with previous work experience in the ICU/ER.
Hometown: Southern California
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Favorite thing about El Paso: Food
Hobbies/Interests: Exercising, spending time outdoors, mentorship
Plans after residency: TBD
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I enjoy taking care of chickens
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Undergrad: Texas Tech University
Grad school: George Washington University
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: The people and the food, of course! El Paso is home to kind and welcoming people, and I’ve fallen in love with the community since starting med school here four years ago.
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, hunting, fly-fishing, dirt bikes, precision sports and a dozen others
Plans after residency: Balancing family time with serving my local and global community as an Emergency Physician
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I served four years active duty in the U.S. Army Infantry
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Undergrad: The University of Texas at Dallas
Grad school: University of North Texas Health Sciences Center-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Foster School of Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: The food, the culture, the friendly people here. Border health. The weather- you can enjoy outdoor activities all year round. Small city with a big attitude!
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my girls (plus the new baby coming soon- I will no longer be the only boy!). I love traveling, meeting new people, learning about new cultures, and trying new foods. I also really enjoy being outdoors whether it’s hiking, biking, or camping.
Plans after residency: Fellowship, possibly? Otherwise, something with global health.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I have lived in 4 different countries, expanding 3 continents, by the time I was 8 years old!