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Brooke Atkinson

I have participated in a naked run


Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA

Undergrad: UC Santa Cruz

Medical School: Western University


Hobbies: Running, climbing, surfing, backpacking

Pets: Bosley

If Not ER: Dermatology

If Not a Doctor: Fitness trainer

Favorite Band: Dave Matthews Band

Favorite Book: The Hobbitt

Best Star Wars Character: Yoda

Favorite Sports Team: Warriors

Best of Palm Springs: Endless summer

Worst of Palm Springs: Endless Summer

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Sean Creegan

I lived in a van for most of years 3 and 4 of med school


Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Undergrad: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Medical School: Kansas City School of Medicine and Biosciences


Hobbies: Climbing, writing

Pets: A hive of bees and a jungle of house plants

If Not ER: Surgery

If Not a Doctor: A novelist

Favorite Band: "Lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to" on YouTube

Favorite Book: World Without End by Ken Follett

Best Star Wars Character: Sporty Yoda; the existence of Baby Yoda also implies a Scary Yoda, Posh Yoda , and Ginger Yoda

Favorite Sports Team: Me and my climbing partner

Best of Palm Springs: Getting to learn alongside a great team of people in an area surrounded by wilderness

Worst of Palm Springs: ...has the heat alrady been mentioned?


Eshaan Daas

I always eat in order of worst to best food on my plate


Hometown: Corbin, Kentucky (grew up in Phoenix, AZ)

Undergrad: Arizona State University

Medical School: University of Arizona - Phoenix


Hobbies: Sports, food (eating not cooking), traveling

Pets: Jax (5 year-old dog who is some sort of mix between Maltese and shih-tzu)

If Not ER: Orthopedic surgery

If Not a Doctor: Tennis player

Favorite Band: Frank Ocean

Favorite Book: Dante's Inferno

Best Star Wars Character: C-3PO

Favorite Sports Team: Phoenix Suns

Best of Palm Springs: Living in a new city/state and meeting new people

Worst of Palm Springs: Not being 30 minutes away from my family


Nathan Escorial

I've ridden a dolphin, a camel, and an elephant, but never a horse


Hometown: Sparks/Reno, Nevada

Undergrad: University of Nevada, Reno

Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Hobbies: Working out, basketball, snowboarding, (learning to) golf, swimming, kayaking, chess, bing-watching shows, NBA 2K

Pets: No pets currently; allergies like you would not believe

If Not ER: Anesthesia

If Not a Doctor: Probably some sort of science teacher if the NBA didn't work out

Favorite Band: Shwayze, Surfaces, Aer, Blink-182, Dirty Heads, J Cole, Kid Cudi

Favorite Book: Eragon series

Best Star Wars Character: Mace Windu

Favorite Sports Team: Lakers

Best of Palm Springs: Near the beach and mountains, great weather year-round (except the summer), tons of golf courses

Worst of Palm Springs: The heat, California taxes


Kyleigh Gaylord

I'm pretty sure my dogs gave me COVID


Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Undergrad: University of Arizona

Medical School: Western University


Pets: Olive and Biggie

Hobbies: Cooking, gym, yoga, baking, water sports, shopping, wine-tasting

If Not ER: Family medicine

If Not a Doctor: an interior designer, or maybe a sommelier!

Favorite Band: Queen

Favorite Book: anything by Jodi Picoult

Best Star Wars Character: Vader

Favorite Sports Team: Roll Tide

Best of Palm Springs: Being near family

Worst of Palm Springs: The heat!


Omair Ilyas

I have milked a camel


Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA

Undergrad: Cal State Fullerton

Medical School: Touro, Nevada

Hobbies: Anything in the ocean, hiking/camping, BJJ

Pets: Koi fish and turtles

If Not ER: Something other than medicine, this is the only place for me

If Not a Doctor: Middle school PE teacher

Favorite Band: Fugees

Favorite Book: Man's Search for Meaning

Best Star Wars Character: Zett Jukassa (Episode III)

Favorite Sports Team: I used to follow the Lakers many moons ago

Best of Palm Springs: Close to home

Worst of Palm Springs: Dry skin


Krysten NewComer

Can touch my elbows behind my back


Hometown: Orange, CA

Undergrad: UCSB

Medical School: Western University

Pets: Stormy the Cat - aka the evil fluff

Hobbies: hiking, beach days, calligraphy, working out

If Not ER: Pediatrics

If Not a Doctor: A teacher

Favorite Band: Maroon 5, Shania Twain, Yellow Card (back in the day), Green Day

Favorite Book: Basically any fun book series (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit was probably my favorite)

Best Star Wars Character: BB8

Favorite Sports Team: SF Giants (baseball) & LA Rams (football)

Best of Palm Springs: Family atmosphere in DRMC EM/awesome co-residents to hang out with

Worst of Palm Springs: The heat (had an away rotation when it was 126 during heat was rough)


Molly Petersen

My car has been hit by a train


Hometown: Bozeman, MT

Undergrad: University of Puget Sound, University of Montana

Medical School: Western University, Pacific NW

Pets: Beazlesnout (the dog)

Hobbies: Camping, hiking, trail-running, backcountry skiing, hanging with my dog and BF

If Not ER: IM-Geriatrics

If Not a Doctor: A huge disappointment, jk, probably a baker or chef

Favorite Band: Lake Street Dive, Daft Punk

Favorite Book: Shogun, A Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Pride and Prejudice, The Color of Water

Best Star Wars Character: The Ewoks

Favorite Sports Team: Women's National Soccer Team

Best of Palm Springs: Joshua Tree, outdoor activities

Worst of Palm Springs: The summer heat. I like mountains and snow.


Sage Rivard

I failed a ton of classes in high school, including biology


Hometown: Palm Springs, CA

Undergrad: Cal State Fullerton

Medical School: Touro University, CA


Pets: None yet, planning on adopting a dog in the next year

Hobbies: Running, weights, gaming, day beers, Hawaiian shirts, mustaches, Trader Joes snacks (currently seeking recommendations)

If Not ER: Peds or PM&R

If Not a Doctor: Treehouse designer

Favorite Band: Thrice

Favorite Book: Gates of Fire

Best Star Wars Character: Anakin (when he was super angsty in Episode II)

Favorite Sports Team: I know nothing about sports teams, but I went to an Angels game them

Best of Palm Springs: Tons of good food, friends want to come visit, airport is close/easy, LA/OC super close

Worst of Palm Springs: Heat, wind, seeing everyone from high school


James Whall

I'm half Japanese


Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Undergrad: Boston University

Medical School: California Northstate University


Pets: 2 cats

Hobbies: Backpacking and board games

If Not ER: Pediatrics

If Not a Doctor: PE teacher

Favorite Band: Odesza

Favorite Book: Dune

Best Star Wars Character: Darth Maul

Favorite Sports Team: 49ers

Best of Palm Springs: So many new people to meet

Worst of Palm Springs: The heat

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