FQHC TRACK RESIDENT: PROSPECT HILL
Hey y’all! My name is Chelsea Ann Roach, and I was born and raised in Charleston, SC. After majoring in Biology and minoring in dance at the College of Charleston, I spent some time working as a bank teller in Winston-Salem, NC and Columbia, SC. Just before I returned to Charleston for medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), I shadowed a family medicine doctor at a clinic in a rural underserved community and my love for family medicine was born. During medical school, I was actively involved in FMIG and participated in research with the MUSC Department of Family Medicine involving understanding the health needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. In medical school, I also discovered my passion for mentoring medical students, fostering a culture of wellness within medical training and narrative medicine. I chose Family Medicine because I want to take care of entire families, improve the health of entire communities and thereby improve access to equitable healthcare for all individuals.
It is an honor to train as a Family Medicine Resident at the UNC rural track. I may have grown up in Charleston, but I have deep rural North Carolina roots. My Dad was born and raised in Yanceyville, NC, and my Mom was born and raised in Gastonia, NC. I feel deeply honored to get to serve the community in Caswell County and surrounding counties at the Prospect Hill clinic. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, friends and family, creative projects around the house, running, writing and going to the beach.