FQHC TRACK RESIDENT: SILER CITY
Hey everyone! My name is Allison and I am from Bayboro, a small coastal town in eastern North Carolina. I was raised as a Tar Heel fan and after moving to Chapel Hill for college, I have called it home ever since! While attending UNC-Chapel Hill, I majored in biology and anthropology. After graduation, I worked as a study coordinator in UNC’s Division of Geriatric Emergency Medicine and also served as a volunteer EMT.
I was fortunate to remain in Chapel Hill to attend UNC for medical school. Influenced by my rural upbringing, I joined the Kenan Primary Care Rural Scholars program during my first year. Through this program, I rotated through local rural clinics and hospitals, allowing me to see full-scope family medicine being practiced by physicians who shared my drive to serve communities like my hometown. Many of these mentors I looked up to were also graduates of UNC’s FM Residency program.
I am thrilled to become a triple Tar Heel by joining the Rural Health Track, allowing me to train at an FQHC and improve my Spanish language skills. I will have the privilege of serving the people of Chatham County through my continuity clinic at Siler City Community Health Center. I am so honored and excited to be joining a program that shares my ultimate goal of caring for North Carolinians of all ages and backgrounds.
Outside of work, I enjoy crafting (crocheting and cross-stitching), thrift shopping, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite things to do on a day off is return home to eastern NC and soak up the sun at the beach!