After living in Colorado and Texas, I realized how much I had taken for granted the accessibility and beauty of Utah and chose to come back for medical school. I chose Utah again for residency, not only because it was relatively easy to juggle a work-life balance amongst the mountains, but mostly because during medical school I became part of a community of students, trainees, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to deconstructing and improving the healthcare system. I love that the Triple Board program at the U works to break down the silos of medicine and mental health which translates to quality inter-departmental training between pediatrics and psychiatry. I feel valued as a resident in this community, and with recent donations and funding to both departments, there are many opportunities to help transform healthcare into an inclusive, equitable, and just system.
Salt Lake City, UT