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michael bermudez

michael bermudez

jose cardenas

jose cardenas

bret gorham

bret gorham

michael olsgaard

michael olsgaard

matea orlovic

matea orlovic

nick peairs

nick peairs

josey strathe

josey strathe

jack thompson

jack thompson


Michael Bermudez

I'm obsessed with boogie music from the late 70's/early 80's


Hometown: Lake Elsinore, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: Meharry Medical College


Hobbies: Collecting and listening to old records, guitar, running, skateboarding, hiking/camping


If Not ER: Family medicine or GI

If Not a Doctor: Rockstar

Favorite Band: Steely Dan

Favorite Book: Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential

Best Star Wars Character: Han Solo

Favorite Sports Team: Golden State Warriors

Best of Palm Springs: Close to friends/family, beach, LA, vacation mode 24/7

Worst of Palm Springs: In-N-Out Burger too far


Jose Cardenas

I manage our dog's Instagram account


Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergrad: UC Berkeley

Medical School: Michigan State University


Hobbies: Traveling, road trips, watching college football, making pizza, world history, technology

Pets: T-Rex (chihuahua/terrier mix)

If Not ER: Pediatrics

If Not a Doctor: Paleontologist or software/web developer

Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin

Favorite Book: Siddhartha

Best Star Wars Character: R2-D2

Favorite Sports Team: California Golden Bears

Best of Palm Springs: I prefer the warmer weather

Worst of Palm Springs: I hear it can get too warm


Bret Gorham

I roast my own coffee


Hometown: Springfield, OR

Undergrad: Wilamette University

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University


Hobbies: Climbing, mountaineer, fishing, 4 wheel drive and dirt/gravel roads, hiking, titrating to hypomania on coffee, jigsaw puzzles, learning new stuff

Pets: Girlfriend with a cat/fur child

If Not ER: IM to +/- Cards

If Not a Doctor: Linguist

Favorite Band: Incubus

Favorite Book: Stories of Your Life and Others

Best Star Wars Character: Anakin and Ahsoka

Favorite Sports Team: Timbers!

Best of Palm Springs: Joshua Tree, Mountains, great food

Worst of Palm Springs: Vac

Michael Olsgaard



Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Undergrad: University of San Francisco

Medical School: Touro University, Nevada


Pets: Stitch

Hobbies: Hockey, golf, tennis, hiking/camping

If Not ER: Internal medicine?

If Not a Doctor: Bio technician

Favorite Band: Mac Dre

Favorite Book: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Best Star Wars Character: Ewok

Favorite Sports Team: San Jose Sharks

Best of Palm Springs: Great environment all around

Worst of Palm Springs: It can get pretty hot

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Matea Orlovic

Can do the splits


Hometown: Dubrovnik, Croatia and Santa Clara, CA

Undergrad: UC Santa Barbara

Medical School: Touro University, California


Pets: Walle - Cockalier spaniel in Santa Clara

Hobbies: Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, wine tasting

If Not ER: Marine Biologist

If Not a Doctor: Mermaid

Favorite Band: Queen B (Beyonce)!

Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Best Star Wars Character: Chewbacca, of course

Favorite Sports Team: 49ers, Giants, GH Warriors = Lakers

Best of Palm Springs: Happy residents!

Worst of Palm Springs: Heat!!


Nick Peairs

When I was 8, I prevented a robbery


Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

Undergrad: UC Santa Barbara

Medical School: University of Louisville


Pets: Abott the dog

Hobbies: Surfing, guitar and cooking

If Not ER: Anesthesia

If Not a Doctor: Outdoor adventure guide

Favorite Band: RHCP

Favorite Book: The Emerald Mile

Best Star Wars Character: Chewbacca

Favorite Sports Team: Golden State Warriors

Best of Palm Springs: Close to mountains and the Pacific

Worst of Palm Springs: Heat


Josey Strathe

I used to live on a farm and compete in Rodeos. At age 5 I won third place in barrel racing in age category of 5-18


Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Undergrad: University of Iowa

Medical School: Western University


Pets: Aunt to my brother's 53 sled dogs

Hobbies: Running, yoga, hiking, kayaking, fly fishing, traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, concerts, gardening

If Not ER: Pediatrics or Cardiology

If Not a Doctor: Environmental education or start a small agriculture farm

Favorite Band: Tom Petty

Favorite Book: Man's Search for Meaning

Best Star Wars Character: Never was a fan

Favorite Sports Team: Greenbay Packers, Chicago Cubs

Best of Palm Springs: Food and nearby hiking

Worst of Palm Springs: Summer heat

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Jack Thompson

I have never had a cavity in my life


Hometown: Grass Valley, CA

Undergrad: Point Loma Nazarene University

Medical School: Rocky Vista University


Hobbies: Basketball, football, cooking, softball, movies, Netflix, fantasy football, hiking, camping

If Not ER: Anesthesiology

If Not a Doctor: High school basketball coach/biology teacher

Favorite Band: Alt-J

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

Best Star Wars Character: Mace Windu, he had me at purple lightsaber

Favorite Sports Team: Lakers/49ers/Angels

Best of Palm Springs: So many golf courses

Worst of Palm Springs: That desert heat

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