Interests & Hobbies
hiking, traveling, skiing, paddle boarding, wake boarding, hopefully sooner than later mountain biking
The University of Utah offers one of the best surgical experiences in the country. Utah is known for being surgically heavy, having the residents operate as primary surgeon very early. With its surgical reputation and high research output, you should be able to get any fellowship you end up wanting or being competitive for any general jobs. Still, the main reason I ranked Utah #1 was the great resident group and fun atmosphere. Everyone is encouraged to have hobbies outside of work and Salt Lake offers the best access to the outdoors of any major city.