PGY-1s

 BackstromJessica 

Jessica Backstrom
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Hobbies: Going to the beach & all things Disney!
What attracted you to the program? Great Medium sized program in an exciting medium sized city. Both are large enough for a diverse population with many opportunities but small enough for a close-knit community feel

Bernardo Joseph

Joe Bernardo
Hometown: Port Orange, FL
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Hobbies/ interests: Spending time with my wife and 3 dogs, Distance Running, Gator Football Games
What attracted you to the program? I wanted to go somewhere where I could learn about how to manage common problems in the community, while also getting the opportunity to see rare pathology. I also got the opportunity to spend time during my 4th year of medical school here and fell in love with the personality of the program

Cobb Danielle
Danielle Cobb
Hometown:
Yorktown, VA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hobbies: Traveling, Going to the beach & Watching Movies
What attracted you to the program? The weather! Medium size program at great children’s hospital and awesome people

FaronMelissa
Melissa Faron
Hometown: Port Orange, FL
Medical School: Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
Hobbies: Being Outdoors in the sunshine, taking my dog to the beach and trying new restaurants.
What attracted you to the program? I knew I wanted a stand-alone Children’s Hospital with an attached Women’s Hospital, Loved everyone on my interview day and I love the city of Orlando

HackMichelle
Michelle Hack
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, scuba diving, traveling, cooking & spending time with my family.
What attracted you to the program? The open and friendly residents and the fact that it’s a community program with an academic feel

HopwoodAndrew
Andrew Hopwood

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Playing Music, anything outside and Orlando City
What attracted you to the program? The wonderful people and perfect weather

JohnsonAshton
Ashton Johnson

Hometown: Cloquet, MN
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio Science
Hobbies: Running, Sporting events, trying new restaurants
What attracted you to the program? The Wonderful people, the beautiful weather and the opportunity to see lots of pathology

Kovar Amanda
Amanda Kovar
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio Science
Hobbies: Soccer, watching Washington Capital hockey games, traveling, trivia, exploring, Harry Potter World in Universal and Spending.
What attracted you to the program? The Supportive, Friendly group of people within the program, the amazing medical education staff and faculty that is willing to help with anything. The great location of Orlando with so many fun things to do

LeeCindy

Cindy Lee
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Trivia nights, watching and playing sports
What attracted you to the program? The people, the opportunities and the location

NafiValencia Erika
Erika Nafi- Valencia
Hometown: Ipiates,Colombia,SA
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Baking, Running with my dog, beach and Gardening
What attracted you to the program? Location of the program, patient population and the great clinical experience

PhanStephanie
Stephanie Phan

Hometown: Largo, FL
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Travel, photography, music, performing arts, cooking eat/trying new food.
What attracted you to the program? The amazing residents, faculty and staff, I felt at home here

PhanQuynh 

Quynh Phan
Hometown: Panama City Beach, FL
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, playing with my dog and painting
What attracted you to the program? Close to family and Disney, beautiful hospital and diverse city

RazalanRaisa
Raisa Razalan

Hometown: Rochester Hill, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University
Hobbies: Crafts, DIY, traveling, reading and snorkeling
What attracted you to the program? The people! Everyone seemed so genuine and the family atmosphere was really palpable even during interviews. The patients! I’m so excited about the diversity of the patients. The place! You can’t beat 230 days of sunshine

ShiferawMesafint
Mesafint Shiferaw
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Hobbies: Playing sports, Weight lifting, watching movies with my wife
What attracted you to the program? Close to family