FQHC TRACK RESIDENT: PROSPECT HILL
Hello all! My name is Brooke Hess, and I grew up in Mocksville, North Carolina (Home of the DCAW). I attended college here at UNC Chapel Hill, where I studied Global Studies with a concentration in Global Health and Environment. I began my journey to medicine because I had a passion for people and community. After college, I moved to rural Alabama, where I spent two years working for a community health nonprofit called Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF). This experience ignited my love of community partnerships and engagement and highlighted the many strengths and joys of working in a rural setting.
After Alabama, I moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University. There I was able to continue my work in rural and underserved areas through the International, Inner City, and Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP) program. I also explored my interests working with patients experiencing incarceration and substance use disorders as well as reproductive health and justice.
I was drawn to this program because of its mission to serve our patients equitably, the dedication to underserved and rural communities, and the robust training in full scope Family Medicine. After residency, I plan on staying in North Carolina to practice in a rural community. In my free time, I enjoy quality time with my partner, cat, and friends. I also love being outside in the beautiful NC sunshine, especially hiking in the mountains, and escaping into the world of a good book.