PGY-3

chad becker

chad becker

chad bunker

chad bunker

simon chi

simon chi

stephanie duckett

stephanie duckett

justin evans

justin evans

asim iqbal

asim iqbal

patrick murphy

patrick murphy

jonathan nichol

jonathan nichol

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