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Resident Physician

Hi all! My name is Emily and I hail from the majestic Midwest, specifically Southern Illinois or SoIL to us locals. I traveled south in search of warmer winters and went to the University of Texas, Austin for undergrad (Hook Em!) where I pursued a B.S. in International Nutrition with a Spanish focus. During my junior year, I studied abroad in Panama and it was there that I discovered my passion for public health and community health initiatives. After college graduation, I continued my international adventures and worked for a non-profit based in Quito, Ecuador. My two years in Ecuador changed my life in the best ways possible – reinforcing my love for preventive medicine and holistic care. For medical school, I returned to my roots and attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

I chose UNC because of its full-scope training and focus on underserved medicine. I knew given my varied interests, I would have the opportunity to pursue any area that piqued my interest during residency – whether that be global health, health policy, adolescent medicine, or maternal-child health. I am part of the first cohort in the Siler City underserved track and feel so fortunate to be caring for this special community.

Outside of medicine, mine and my husband’s life largely centers around our four-legged children….1 dog, 1 kitten, and a munchkin cat (google it, you’ll thank me later).

Emily Samson
  • Department of Family Medicine