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Hometown: Bayside, NY
Areas of Interest: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Education
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, camping, trail running, fishing, hanging with my dog Vegas, poetry writing, baking, bikram yoga
Why I chose UNC: From my very first shift in the ED at UNC as an away rotator, I knew it was the place for me. I was looking for a residency program with genuine people, who truly enjoyed being together in both professional and social settings, and it was clear that UNC embodied that. Every resident I met seemed so happy and well-rounded. Additionally, the faculty at UNC are renowned, yet down-to-earth and accessible. I knew that I would have great mentors to enrich my career in both a clinical and academic setting. The residency program at UNC provides an extremely supportive and dynamic environment in which to learn, and I love the strong female presence within the residency’s leadership. Working at WakeMed is also such an amazing opportunity and learning experience. They have a state-of-the-art simulation center, super busy ER, and outstanding faculty. Plus, North Carolina is a pretty awesome state to live in. Beaches and mountains… what more could you want!


Undergrad: Binghamton University
Med School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Joy Hallmark, MD