PGY-3

Chad Becker

 My only allergy is the caterpillar

 

Hometown: Monticello, IA

Undergrad: Iowa State University - BS in Dietetics

Medical School: Des Moines University

 

Hobbies: Snowboarding, climbing, kayaking, trail running, mountaineering...basically anything outdoors

Pets: Chester - Morkie; Mocha - Yorkie; Nala - Rhodesian Ridgeback

If Not ER: Plastics or OB

If Not a Doctor: Expedition travel guide

Favorite Band: Ed Sheeran

Favorite Book: Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Best Star Wars Character: Chewbacca

Favorite Sports Team: Cyclones

Best of Palm Springs: Accessibility to outdoor activities

Worst of Palm Springs: Summer heat

Chad Bunker

I have been run over by a truck . . . twice

 

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Undergrad: Brigham Young University

Medical School: Kansas City University

 

Hobbies: Triathalon, camping, horses, reading, day trading

If Not ER: Ortho

If Not a Doctor: Economics Professor

Favorite Band: Jack Johnson

Favorite Book: Les Miserables

Best Star Wars Character: Jabba the Hut

Favorite Sports Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Best of Palm Springs: Warm weather, beach day trips

Worst of Palm Springs: Expensive

Simon Chi

I was born in South America

 

Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA

Undergrad: UC Riverside

Medical School: Western University

 

Hobbies: Gym

If Not ER: IM, OB/Gyn, Med-Peds

If Not a Doctor: Pharmacist

Favorite Band: Two Door Cinema Club, Breakbot, J. Cole, Weezer

Favorite Book: Flowers for Algernon, Pathoma

Best Star Wars Character: Spock, Jean-Luc Picard

Favorite Sports Team: ...

Best of Palm Springs: Resort town

Worst of Palm Springs: Skin CA

Stephanie Duckett

I hate being upside down

Hometown: Tucson, AZ, but Portland is my home​

Undergrad: Oregon State University (GO BEAVS!!)​

Medical School: Western University

Pets: We left our basset hound Chili in Oregon​

Hobbies: Painting furniture​

If Not ER: Family medicine​

If Not a Doctor: Designer​

Favorite Band: Flight of the Concords​

Favorite Book: Outlander​

Best Star Wars Character: Leia​

Favorite Sports Team: Portland TIMBERS!!!!!!!!!!​

Best of Palm Springs: The heat

Worst of Palm Springs: Where are all the families with kids?​

Justin Evans

My first skydiving jump was solo

 

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Undergrad: Lock Haven University

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

 

Pets: 3 dogs (Jack, Kaiya, Raphael), 1 cat (Macey)

Hobbies: Trail running, snowboarding, crossfit, hiking, biking

If Not ER: Anesthesiology

If Not a Doctor: Veterinarian

Favorite Band: Kygo, anything tropical house or funky dance music

Favorite Book: Born to Run

Best Star Wars Character: New - BB-8, Old - Han Solo

Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers, Philadephia Flyers, English Premier League - Chelsea

Best of Palm Springs: Sitting shirtless by the pool in February

Worst of Palm Springs: Extreme heat of summer

Asim Iqbal

I'm good at impressions

 

Hometown: Cerritos, CA

Undergrad: UC Irvine

Medical School: Western University

 

Pets: A guinea pig named Sherlock Hams

Hobbies: Camping, cooking, video gaming

If Not ER: PM&R

If Not a Doctor: Pilot

Favorite Band: Coldplay, System of a Down, The Killers

Favorite Book: Ender's Game

Best Star Wars Character: Emperor Palpatine (Darth Sidious)

Favorite Sports Team: Lakers

Best of Palm Springs: Art and cultural events, restaurants, DRMC

Worst of Palm Springs: The terrible, terrible heat

Patrick Murphy

I never graduated from high school

 

Hometown: Covina, CA

Undergrad: Cal State University Long Beach

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Pets: One cute but very hyper boxer

Hobbies: Golfing

If Not ER: Anesthesia

If Not a Doctor: Anything that doesn't require student loans

Favorite Band: Coldplay

Favorite Book: Tintinalli and Rosen

Best Star Wars Character: Han Solo

Favorite Sports Team: Lakers . . . wait, they are no longer a sports team after last season . . . Angels!

Best of Palm Springs: It is not West Virginia

Worst of Palm Springs: All sand and no beach

Jonathan Nichol

I hate that I care about college and professional sports

 

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Undergrad: University of Utah

Medical School: AZCOM Midwestern University

 

Pets: Dog - Boo Radley, lab mix

Hobbies: Skiing, rock climbing, canyoneering, biking, hiking

If Not ER: Give me EM or give me death (trauma surgery)

If Not a Doctor: Firefighter

Favorite Band: Simon and Garfunkel

Favorite Book: Slaughterhouse V by Kurt Vonnegut

Best Star Wars Character: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs

Best of Palm Springs: Hidden gem of outdoor activities

Worst of Palm Springs: Only old people live here