Hello! Thanks for looking at the University of Maryland website.
I started my interest in Emergency Medicine from the prehospital side of things, being involved in both EMS and the fire department. I still love EMS and Maryland has plenty of opportunities to get involved with in prehospital medicine and event medicine as a resident. You will also discover there are many other great opportunities at Maryland which residents can explore and best of all be taught by experts in that field.
Probably the best thing about Maryland though is the people. The attendings are very willing to teach and are very approachable. All the residents are great. During orientation, you really get to bond with your fellow interns and I can confidently say they are the coolest and most friendly people (not that I am bias or anything) that I have ever met.
As for myself, I am originally a Jersey girl who lived in DC for several years before now coming to Baltimore and after being here, I definitely can see why it is called Charm City. There are great places around the city to eat and explore just in my neighborhood and there are so many great places in the various other neighborhoods in the city that I have yet to visit.
Aside from medicine, I love watching cheesy television shows, going to the UMD gym (which is amazing by the way), going out to eat, going to baseball games (I love the Orioles, but I?m still a Yankees fan at heart), and exploring the great outdoors. There are great places to hike and just ?get away from it all? right outside the city, which is really convenient for a mental vacation.
Please email me if you have any questions about Maryland?s program, Baltimore, or life in general. Thanks again for taking a look at our program!