Hi, my name is Bailey Minish, and I’m originally from Asheville, North Carolina. I completed my undergraduate education here at UNC Chapel Hill and studied Biology, Anthropology, and Spanish. I was fortunate to be able to study abroad twice as an undergraduate student. I spent a summer in Santiago, Chile, studying medical Spanish, and later participated in the Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP), spending my junior year in Madrid, Spain. Participating in these programs allowed me to explore new cultures and regions, learn about health systems in other countries, and improve my Spanish language skills. I went on to further my education by completing a master’s degree in Physiology just down the road at NC State University. Before I came to medical school, I worked as a Care Assistant and later part-time on quality improvement projects at UNC Internal Medicine. My time there solidified my desire to pursue Medicine as a profession and to focus on primary care.
I was ecstatic to be able to complete my medical education at my home university, UNC Chapel Hill. Within my first year, I decided to enroll in the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST) program, which allowed me to commit to UNC Family Medicine early on the fast-track. Participating in this program afforded me the opportunity to work closely with many faculty and residents in the department who I came to adamantly admire, solidifying that I had made the right choice!
As a resident, I have chosen to join the underserved track and will serve patients in Siler City. This program perfectly aligns with my goals of working at a Federally Qualified Health Center and providing care to Spanish-speaking patients.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking in the North Carolina mountains or cruising the North Carolina coast with my partner, Antoine. I also love exploring new restaurants, thrifting, cooking, yoga, and travel of any sort. I am happiest when I am relaxing outside with a cup of coffee!
Areas of interest: rural health, underserved populations, chronic disease management, preventive medicine, addiction medicine, women’s health