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Some of our current third year residents!


 

 Post-Graduate Year 3 (PGY3)

 

 Holli Barber (right)

Undergrad and Medical School: Colorado State University; University of Colorado School of Medicine

Why did you choose University of Colorado for residency? I am a Colorado native and love living here. I am lucky to have such a great training program in my home state. The attendings and fellows are amazing teachers; the wide variety of training sites gives us exposure to many different types of healthcare delivery; and personally, I am a part of the Hospitalist Training Program, which provides great mentorship as well as educational time focused on quality improvement, patient safety, and the business of medicine. 

What are your plans post-residency? I am currently planning to be a community hospitalist and hope to stay in the Denver area. 

What is your favorite part of living in Colorado?Colorado is fantastic for many reasons. It is one of the few states that you can ski one and day and then play golf the next. We get to experience all four seasons, but a beautiful sunny day is never far off. As a city, Denver is constantly growing and is developing an awesome food scene which my husband I love exploring! 

What is your favorite Denver activity? I love catching a Rockies, Avalanche, or Broncos game depending on the season. Playing golf is definitely a close second. 

What is your favorite Denver restaurant or brewery?I have too many favorites to pick just one. I am a huge foodie and can always provide a recommendation! A few must-try dishes in Denver would be: soup dumplings at Cholon, the miso black cod at Tag, shrimp and grits at Acorn, and the sticky toffee pudding at Colt and Gray. 

If not a doctor, what would you be? I really can't see myself doing any other profession, but I definitely wouldn't mind being a judge on Top Chef. ​

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 Emily Bowers (left)

Undergrad and Medical School: Undergrad at the University of Dayton, Medical school at the University of Cincinnati

Why did you choose University of Colorado for residency? I loved the laid-back and friendly attitude of everyone I met in the program. I was also attracted to the multi-hospital system and the fact that it is an academically strong program where I knew I would be challenged and become a great doctor. And of course, the fact that Colorado is an amazing place to live definitely influenced my decision.

What are your plans post-residency? After a chief residency year, I plan to apply for rheumatology fellowship.

What is your favorite part of living in Colorado?  The weather and going to the mountains! I love that I can go skiing or hiking on my day off and it feels like I had a mini-vacation.

What is your favorite Denver activity? Going to one of the local parks (my favorites are Wash Park or Cheeseman) with my dog, George. I also love going to the South Pearl Farmer’s Market on Sundays in the summer, and just relaxing at a coffee-shop or brewery!

What is your favorite Denver restaurant or brewery? Angelo’s and Vine Street Pub

If not a doctor, what would you be? I would probably do something completely different like.. become a dog walker or a fitness instructor.

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 Alexander Enurah (right)

Undergraduate/Medical School: University of Maryland. Microbiology/Virginia Commonwealth University

Plans after residency: I plan to do to an infectious disease fellowship. Afterwards I hope to work locally and abroad with Lynn (my amazing wife). We may one day work for the WHO or PAHO.

What made you chose the University of Colorado: It was the best place for my family and training. It is place that both my career and Lynn’s career could grow and flourish. I  really enjoy the great sense of community formed by the residents and the program. Also, Colorado is a place that we wanted to buy a house and we were able to do so. Colorado is an awesome place to live, bike, hike, walk our dogs, and grow a garden.

Favorite Colorado activity: Gardening and trying new foods.

Favorite thing about the University of Colorado: The great support that residents get at all levels (such as through attendings, residents, medical students, nursing, pharmacy, etc.) It is truly an interprofessional place.

Upcoming vacation plan: We recently got back from an amazing hiking/camping trip in Hawaii. I can’t wait for our next adventure together!

If you weren’t a physician you’d be: A microbiology researcher and professor.

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 Martina King

Undergrad/Medical School: Undergraduate: St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN; Medical School: Duke University in Durham, NC

Why did you choose University of Colorado Denver for residency? Close to family, close to the mountains, great primary care program, opportunity to train at many types of facilities (VA, university hospital, private hospital, county hospital)

What do you want to do after residency? Primary care

What is your favorite part of living in Colorado? The mountains, the temperate weather, and the sunshine.

What is your favorite thing to do in Denver? Biking

Where is your favorite place to eat? Walnut Cafe in Boulder and Oblio's Pizza in Park Hill

Do you have any pets? Cat - Hercules

If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Electrical engineer or professional baseball player (the latter dream was crushed at age 8 when I found out the major league players were all men, and further crushed at age 12 when I found out I was bad at baseball)

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 Amy Yu

Undergrad/Medical School: Stanford University for undergraduate. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Why did you choose University of Colorado Denver for residency? Two reasons: the people and healthcare leadership. The people (residents, attendings, support staff, etc) make this residency stellar. At interview day, I knew I would have a great experience educationally and clinically. Plus, everyone is so welcoming, which is a huge win. Secondly, I have an interest in healthcare leadership and shaping how healthcare is delivered, and the University of Colorado Denver's Internal Medicine Hospitalist track is a unique program that will afford me the skills and experience to make meaningful change. And I guess the amazing weather and beautiful mountain view are bonuses, too.

What do you want to do after residency? (Sleep), but beyond that, I might pursue a Palliative Care fellowship before working as a hospitalist. Then, onward to more administrative work.

What is your favorite part of living in Colorado? The parks - I love that there are so many here and that they're all wonderful for running, picnic-ing, Jazz in the Park, everything!

Where is your favorite place to eat? In Denver, it's a close call between Hong Kong BBQ and Dae Gee

Did you move here by yourself or with family? I moved here with my turtle, Turnip. Then my significant other tagged along a little later.

Do you have any pets? I have a pet diamondback terrapin named Turnip. He's the cutest turtle in the world.

If you were not a doctor, what would you be? Entrepreneur in silicon valley

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