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Tracy Salisbury Forrest, MD

Tracy Salisbury Forrest, MD

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pitt County | Eastern AHEC

Tracy Salisbury Forrest, MD, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology

"I'm a Greenville, North Carolina native. When I was in high school, I was involved in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and took an allied health elective. It was through the latter that I gained exposure to various medical opportunities via a book that AHEC provided. I'd thumb through the pages over and over, reading the blurbs about obstetrician gynecologists, radiologists, nurse practitioners and so forth. I kept that book for the longest, referring to it on occasion during my late high school and early college years. I'd have to say that the knowledge I gained from it was integral to my decision to continue pursuing medicine; it also helped me to decide what specialty I wanted to do. I am now a resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology in Wilmington, NC. Raised in Eastern North Carolina, I am just one example of what North Carolina AHEC's efforts have produced. I hope that in the future, I can help others to reach their dreams and fulfill their potential, just as AHEC as done for me."