Fellowship First Year
Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Utah is a beautiful place, with a medical school nestled right up against the Wasatch mountains. The school is committed to high-quality care and education, and among the psychiatry faculty in particular there is a dedication to mentorship and teaching. Within the psychiatry department, there is a diversity of practice specialties, from psychodynamics to TMS to ketamine. Because of that, the department has a deep pool of educational resources to support trainees' varied interests and provide a wide range of learning opportunities. And, perhaps most importantly, the physicians, staff, and other trainees here are friendly, approachable, and enjoyable to work with.
Hometown: Benjamin, Utah
Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Hey y'all, I'm Kathryn Brogan! I'm so excited to be here in Salt Lake City at University of Utah. In all seriousness, the reason I decided to interview here (as well as most of the other places I interviewed) was the mountains. I had been in the Midwest, with its corn fields, high humidity, and dismal six-month-long winters, for my entire life. I really needed some mountains and decent weather in my life. It was time for a change, so Westward was the only logical choice. After I landed in SLC and before my interview even started, I was pretty sure I'd be ranking UofU at the top of my list because the surrounding area was so breathtaking. But unlike some of my other favorite cities in the Mountain West and West Coast, Salt Lake City is actually affordable, has way less traffic, and is situated right in the mountains (not a two hour drive away... lookin' at you, Denver!). As I began meeting the faculty, staff, and other fellows during my interview day, my decision was solidified. Everyone I've met here is so supportive and kind - in addition to being effective, intelligent, and competent. The opportunities here are numerous, both at the U and in the city, both of which are much more diverse, progressive, and inclusive that one might expect. So there's really been no "down-side" to settling in a less populated, less well-known city than my friends who went to institutions in Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle. I've acclimated quickly to living here (though the initial altitude effects were rough). My husband and I have bought a home, adopted a dog, and my husband found a great job in the trades here as well. He loves it here even more than I do. We don't have kids (aside from our fur-babies), but many of the residents and fellows do, and the U is a super family friendly place. Oh, and did I mention all the world-class national parks within a few hours drive from here? Really, it all comes back to the mountains!
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
I completed my adult psychiatry training in Utah, and I was fortunate enough to stay here for my child and adolescent training. I was eager to stay in Utah because of the superb Child Psychiatry faculty and fellows who have a wealth of expertise and provide a supportive training environment. I grew up in Utah and I enjoy the beautiful scenery, the wonderful people, and the occasional jello "salad."
Hometown: Orem, Utah
Fellowship Second Year
Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical School: Albany Medical College
I was born and raised in Utah, and I love it, and I call it home. However, after venturing afar to complete medical school, I wasn't necessarily sure that I wanted to return. In the end though, an amazing psychiatry away rotation and the openness and responsiveness of the program, overcame my hesitancy's. Now, I'm still happy and have absolutely no regrets. And of course, after all those great experiences in residency, staying on for a C&A fellowship was a no-brainer.
Hometown: Paradise, Utah
Title: Chief Resident
Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona
Hey, I'm Brenner. I moved from my home state of Arizona to Utah for General Psychiatry Residency and have continued to love Utah so much it was a no-brainer to stick around for fellowship. I decided on Utah initially because of the training program. The entire department of psychiatry is full of bright, accomplished and interpersonally normal people which, lets face it, can sometimes be hard to find in psychiatry. Everyone is pretty cool here and I love being around the people I work with! I didn't realize how great quality of life was going to be in Utah when I moved here. The whole state is beautiful, family friendly, and has a great business and job market. I'm a pretty outdoors-oriented person, and I can't think of anywhere else where you can leave your academic hospital and immediately be on miles of trails for hiking, running, and biking, or 30 minutes from over 5 world class ski resorts. Salt Lake City is just big enough to have all the city fun you could want, while just small enough to avoid the headaches of big city living. The secret is out, Utah is an incredible place to work and live.