My name is Jaimei (pronounced jay-may) and I come to North Carolina from my desert home of Arizona. I grew up in a suburb of Phoenix, and after my K-12 education, I decided to head to the Pacific Northwest to better understand the foreign concept of “rain.” I majored in Biochemistry at the University of Washington and discovered my love for family medicine and community health along the way. I couldn’t stay away from home though, and returned to Phoenix for medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
Medical school brought endless opportunities to be involved with our family medicine department, volunteer at community clinics, and pursue my MPH which all affirmed that family medicine was the specialty for me. In searching for a residency program, UNC hit all the check boxes – strong inpatient training, a maternal child health service, and the opportunity to train at an FQHC for my continuity clinic. My interests within family medicine are still fairly broad, but I feel that the robust training at this program will prepare me for wherever I land. Further, I felt very welcomed by faculty
and residents alike on my interview day and that is certainly not a feeling that has gone away!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Damon and our cat, Luna. Our main pastime right now is searching for the right pup to make us a family of four. I also enjoy running (both road and trail), hiking, and baking/eating yummy deserts. We are so happy to call North Carolina our home for the next few years and can’t wait to
explore all that the area has to offer!