Class 2025

Congratulations to the Class of 2025!  

Here is the newest addition to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso's intern class.

 

Austin Adams
Austin Adams  

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Undergrad: UTEP

Medical School: TTUHSC El Paso Foster School of Medicine

Favorite thing about El Paso: The people and the mountains.

Plans after residency: Fellowship and then practicing at an academic center.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: I spend my free time mountain biking, playing video games, and/or training for triathlons.

Devon Clark
Devon Clark  

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Undergrad: UVA

Medical School: University of Queensland

Plans after residency: Hopefully something in global health.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: I converted my CRV into a camper with a 6-foot bed and lived out of it for five weeks while traveling across the Northwest.

William Crowley
William Crowley  

Hometown: Ashland, Oregon

Undergrad: University of Oregon

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest

Favorite thing about El Paso: Scenic Drive.

Plans after residency: Find time to keep making art.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: I love oil painting.

Brian Elmore
Brian Elmore  

Hometown: Waynesville, North Carolina

Undergrad: Clemson University

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Plans after residency: Continue global health and human-rights related work. Maybe open up a brewery or coffee shop? Still trying to figure it out!

Something unique about myself: I served in the Peace Corps in Zambia as a fish farmer and Sierra Leone as a teacher. It was authentic Peace Corps: living in a mud hut without running water or electricity.

Camie McCaffree
Camie McCaffree

Hometown: Melstone, Montana

Undergrad: Montana State University-Billings, Montana

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine 

Plans after residency: Working in a community or rural setting; however, I am interested in potentially pursuing a fellowship.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: Both my husband and I are certified scuba divers and enjoy exploring new dive sites while traveling. We have enjoyed some amazing dives in the Caribbean as well as the Pacific Northwest.

Mena, Miguel
  Mena, Miguel  

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Undergrad: The University of Texas at El Paso

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Favorite Thing about El Paso: The people, border health, and family.

Plans after residency: Unsure yet.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: I have a German Shepherd named Adele. Yes, like the singer! 

Luis Rascon
Luis Rascon  

Hometown: Ciudad Juárez

Undergrad: University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Medical School: Central America Health Sciences University

Favorite Thing about El Paso: The fact that El Paso is a border city with Juárez and we get to experience both sides.   

Plans after residency: Travel the world with my family!

Something unique or interesting about yourself: I have done one full 140.6 Ironman event and multiple 70.3 Ironman events with noncompetitive results ... they are just for fun. I have been a registered nurse for 13 years.

Cynthia Rincon
Cynthia Rincon  

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Undergrad: New Mexico State University

Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Favorite Thing about El Paso: Hiking in the mountains.

Plans after residency: Start a family and travel as much as I can.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: I grew up playing soccer my entire life and was invited to try out for the Polish Women's National Soccer Team in college. I was selected based on my maiden name, Buraczyk. I did not make the team, but had a lot of fun trying out!

Alexander Toppo
Alexander Toppo  

Hometown: Paramus, New Jersey

Undergrad: Boston College

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Plans after residency: Currently undecided, but tentatively interested in critical care and academic medicine.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: My family founded the first Italian newspaper in New York.

Billy Tran
Billy Tran  

Hometown:  Denver, Colorado

Undergrad: University of Colorado at Boulder

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Favorite Thing about El Paso:

Plans after residency: Move back to Colorado to be closer to my family and be an excellent EM doc.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: Make it fun! Before medicine, I was an engineer at a small startup company and worked on developing designs and parts for NASA.

Eric Vest
Eric Vest ​

Hometown: El Paso

Undergrad: The University of Texas at El Paso

Graduate Education: TTUHSC El Paso Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Medical School: Foster School of Medicine

Favorite thing about El Paso: Friendliness of the community; delicious Mexican food; hiking trails.

Plans after Residency: Staying with my family in El Paso and working at one of the hospitals as an emergency medicine physician.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: Retired break dancer and personal fitness trainer.

Rachel Wood
Rachel Wood  

Hometown: Douglasville, Georgia

Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn

Plans after residency: I am planning to practice as a Naval physician and travel the world.

Something unique or interesting about yourself: I was born in Germany and lived there for several years. However, the only German I know is how to ask for the train station and for a beer.