Brant Cornelius, DObrant.email@example.com
Hometown: Beattyville, KY
Medical School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Hiking in the Red River Gorge, playing golf and disc golf, any board or card game, collecting bourbon, going to all the different breweries in Lexington, serving at my local church, and mowing the grass (yes, I said it).
Did you have a career before medicine?: No
Favorite place to grab a drink in Lexington: All the breweries in Lexington are great, but if I had to pick, Blue Stallion.
Best doughnut in Lexington: This ones tough, but I gotta go with Magee’s!
Why UK: I know that every program claims this, but UK Med-Peds is a family, and it's a big one. From all the residents and faculty, plus all the former UK Med-Peds graduates on staff here at UK, you will find a Med-Peds friend wherever you go. Our PD, APD, and our program coordinator have done and will do anything for you to help make your goals and dreams possible. They are intentional and treat you like you're the only resident in the program. And of course, having grown up and lived in KY my whole life, I'm a big UK fan, so GO CATS!
Madison Dressler, MDmadison.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Harrodsburg, KY
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Career goals: Typical MP answer- undecided and loving everything!
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, reading, long walks with my Bernedoodle
Favorite rotation: Any inpatient wards
Dream, non-medical job: Open a Bed and Breakfast in the Swiss Alps.
Why did you choose UK for MedPeds?: The opportunity to work alongside kind and supportive MP faculty scattered all throughout the hospital: whether in clinics, inpatient services or in the ICU's. Lexington is home for me- I loved the challenging patient population, the city, and the incredible group of residents here!
Miranda Gerrard, MD
Hometown: Pine Village, IN; Riner, VA
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Dream, non-medial job: Horse trainer
Hobbies: Livestock showing - cattle, pigs, sheep, horseback riding - Western, trail, pleasure, rodeo
Laura Josephson, MDlaura.email@example.com
Hometown: Marshfield, Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
My hobbies: hiking, swimming, running, reading, violin, travel
Did you have a career before medicine?: no
Dream non-medical job: National Geographic photographer so I could travel and explore all the historic/natural wonders of the world
Joshua Morris, MDjoshua.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Medical School: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Hobbies: Running, Podcasts, Audiobooks, SciFi, Gardening, Cooking, History, Clinical Reasoning, Teaching, Crosswords, Trivia, Proud Cat Dad.
Career goals: Not sure yet, I love most rotations!
Favorite Rotation: Med-Peds Clinic
Favorite weekend getaway: Any place with a bed & breakfast and a winery
Why did you choose UK for MedPeds?: The Med-Peds presence is amazing throughout all the hospital, and everyone I met was so friendly, kind, and made me feel welcome.
Benjamin Nicholson, MDbenjamin.email@example.com
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Grand Rapids climbing, hiking, disc golf.
Favorite place to grab some food: I'm loving Bourbon N Toulouse, Thai street cafe, Kentucky native cafe (it's in a green house), and there's an amazing taco place in a gas station next to my house.
Favorite place to grab a beer: I'm not a huge beer guy, but I do love the whisky selection in the distillery district (and in Lexington in general). Its a little outdoor area with distilleries, a pizza place with 2-foot wide pizza, a brewery and an awesome ice cream place.
Hobbies: Woodworking, Hiking, Board games, Cat dading
Favorite weekend getaway: Red River Gorge
Why did you choose UK for MedPeds?: There was a very strong med peds presence, other programs thought highly of med/peds here. The program direction, and the other residents just seemed very authentic. I was drawn to the high acuity of the patient population.
Best doughnut in Lexington: I recognize this is a highly debated topic but I have to go with Magee's. Strong second Spaudling's, Franks is open before 6, and an excellent choice.
Did you have a career before medicine?: It wasn't exactly before but throughout undergrad and medical school I worked construction.