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Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Class: PGY-1 (class of 2026)
Hometown: Ogden, UT
#WhyIChoseUAB: For me, UAB was a big and pleasant surprise. I was blown away after my interview by the kindness and collegiality of everyone I interacted with and knew me and my family would be well taken care of during my years of training. 
Fun Fact: I love music and I played the bass guitar in a rock band in high school
Favorite part of the program/UAB or something you love about it: We serve such an incredibly diverse patient population with a wide variety and severity of clinical pathology, and UAB is very well equipped for any of it.
Favorite rotation and why: Current intern here, so PMB is the no-brainer choice!
My neighborhood and why I like it: We purchased a home in Letson Farms near Hoover and McCalla. It's 25 minutes from the hospital and has been an ideal place for our growing family.
Best places for soaking up the local culture: We have loved visiting historical monuments and museums and the brand new City Walk Downtown. 
Favorite places to take guests: The Gulf Coast is a short, half-days drive from our home. It has already been our go-to for long vacations and weekend getaways.
Best things to do with family/kids: We are an outdoorsy family. We have discovered countless places to hike and bike around town, both paved and unpaved. There are limitless public areas to enjoy and explore.
Best park, trail, or golf course/Where I take in the scenic views: Oak Mountain State Park, Red Mountain Park, Moss Rock, and Tannehill State Park
Why I like Birmingham: Birmingham offers so much. It is small enough to be navigatable and affordable, yet still offers just about everything our family needs.
What I wish someone had told me before I moved here: Birmingham really offers way more than anyone might think, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised!