Hometown: Firth, NE
Undergrad School: Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
SMEF stood out to me because it was an unopposed community based program in a relatively bigger city, with class sizes that weren’t too big or small and faculty that have a great relationship with the residents. Early on in your first year you’re given the independence to see and manage your own patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, knowing that you always have faculty and upper level residents to fall back on and help guide you. It was important to me to find somewhere that was family friendly. Residency is a huge time commitment and you’ll be expected to work hard, but faculty and other residents here put a big emphasis on work life balance.