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JeanMarc Ault-Riche

 I used to get paid to wear tights

 

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Undergrad: College of Charleston

Medical School: University of South Carolina SOM Greenville

 

Hobbies: Backpacking, woodworking, yoga, running, exploring new places with Fox and Zorro

Pets: Two wonderful 45lb rescues named Fox and Zorro

If Not ER: To get back on an ambulance?

If Not a Doctor: A props designer at a theater

Favorite Band: Sublime

Favorite Book: Freakonomics

Best Star Wars Character: Yoda

Favorite Sports Team: The 2014 Canadian Olympic women’s curling team

Best of Palm Springs: The people, the training, and the hiking

Worst of Palm Springs: The heat

Amanda Balmages

I once walked the red carpet at the Grammys with a member of Mastodon

 

Hometown: Tustin, CA

Undergrad: California College of the Arts

Medical School: Touro University California

 

Hobbies: Hiking, road trips, painting, watching live music

Pets: A cat named Pigeon

If Not ER: Family medicine

If Not a Doctor: Firefighter, or a singer in an outlaw country-rock band

Favorite Band: Too many to pick; Tom Waits, David Bowie, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Janes Addiction, Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed, Townes van Zandt, Rolling Stones, Judas Priest... & more

Favorite Book: The Master and Margarita

Best Star Wars Character: Leia! I <3 Carrie Fisher

Favorite Sports Team: Warriors

Best of Palm Springs: 

Worst of Palm Springs: Too hot for my kids to play outside in summer

Quinn Fujii

Secretly, I'm a rapper

 

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: Touro University California

 

Hobbies: Hiking, Travel, Gardening, Guitar, Piano, Movies

Pets: Two dogs, Murray & Theo

If Not ER: Family Medicine

If Not a Doctor: Filmmaker or Professional Pizza Taster

Favorite Band: Chance the Rapper

Favorite Book: For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. Also HP!

Best Star Wars Character: Jar Jar Binks

Favorite Sports Team: Golden State Warriors

Best of Palm Springs: Food is a straight trip to Flavortown

Worst of Palm Springs: Not enough camels for how hot it is

Nicholas Glover

I have to special order all of my clothes in “Tall"

 

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Undergrad: Arizona State University

Medical School: Western University

Hobbies: Backpacking, rock climbing, photography

If Not ER: Anesthesia

If Not a Doctor: Architect

Favorite Band: Anderson .Paak

Favorite Book: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Best Star Wars Character: Han Solo

Best of Palm Springs: Year-round pool weather

Worst of Palm Springs: There's no REI

William Hamrick

I haven't always been bald

 

Hometown: Eufaula, Alabama

Undergrad: University of Montevallo

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn

 

Pets: 1981 Honda CX500, dog pending

Hobbies: Trail running, camping, climbing, fly fishing, backpacking, dabbling

If Not ER: Anesthesiology

If Not a Doctor: Photo Journalist

Favorite Band: John Mayer

Favorite Book: Mountains Beyond Mountains

Best Star Wars Character: Qui-Gon Jinn

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox (Alabama boasts a grand total of 0 professional teams, unless you count the University of Alabama football team)

Best of Palm Springs: Unlimited access to outdoor adventures in Southern Cali

Worst of Palm Springs: Not enough trees

Joshua Nelson

I play the bagpipes...

 

Hometown: Farmington, Utah

Undergrad: University of Utah

Medical School: Western University COM Pacific Northwest

Hobbies: Naps, Horror movies, Golf, Gym, Travel, Scuba diving, hanging out with my super rad 2 year old daughter

If Not ER: OB/GYN

If Not a Doctor: High school history teacher

Favorite Band: The Beatles/Frank Sinatra

Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo

Best Star Wars Character: Han Solo or Jar Jar Binks...tough call

Favorite Sports Team: Utah Jazz

Best of Palm Springs: 

Worst of Palm Springs: Sales tax, especially after living in Oregon

Matt Paparian

I was a professional boat taxi captain

 

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Undergrad: UC Berkeley (Go Bears!)

Medical School: Touro University California

Hobbies: Skiing, Golf, Biking, Climbing, Baseball, Softball, Hiking, Traveling

If Not ER: Pediatrics or Surgery

If Not a Doctor: Ski patroller

Favorite Band: Anything country

Favorite Book: First Aid

Best Star Wars Character: Yoda

Favorite Sports Team: Cal Bears, Atlanta Braves

Best of Palm Springs: Summertime year-round, fun small town with plenty of outdoor activities

Worst of Palm Springs: Having to brave the traffic into LA to see any pro sports

Robert Rigby

My twin bro and I accidently surfed with 2 killer whales, but we survived to tell the story

 

Hometown: Fontana, CA

Undergrad: Point Loma Nazarene University

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

 

Pets: 2 pups (Dingo and Bali)

Hobbies: Surfing, traveling, hiking, hockey, sleeping in a hammock

If Not ER: Anesthesiology

If Not a Doctor: Del Taco manager

Favorite Band: Vance Joy, Jack Johnson, Lil Wayne

Favorite Book: Lord of the Flies

Best Star Wars Character: Natalie Portman

Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Red Wings

Best of Palm Springs: The people, location, and weather

Worst of Palm Springs: Summer heat