UNIVERSITY TRACK RESIDENT
Hi there! My name is Mary Beth. I am originally from Tampa, Florida and I attended University of Florida (Go Gators!) for my undergraduate education, where I majored in Microbiology and Cell Science. I then applied and was accepted to pharmacy school, and weeks leading up to our first day, I realized I wasn’t pursuing my dream and decided to withdraw my admittance. After a gap year comprised of nanny-ing and scribing, I found myself back in Gainesville at UF for medical school. As a medical student I was drawn to, and involved in, any opportunities related to medical education and women’s health. I also developed an interest in mental health and addiction medicine.
Once deciding that family medicine was the ideal specialty to combine my interests in women’s health, behavioral health, and building longitudinal relationships with patients, I needed to find a program that would value all three as part of residency. Throughout the interview cycle I found many programs that could check all of those boxes, but once I interviewed at UNC, I knew I found “my people”. The faculty here are shaping and advancing the field of family medicine – something I didn’t realize I wanted to be a part of until my interview day – and they all felt like people I would want to work with. I also can’t speak highly enough about my co-residents. I know I will leave this program a better person for having trained here and will become a well-equipped, confident family physician.
I couples-matched with my partner, Blake Stacey, in Emergency Medicine and we couldn’t be happier to be living in the triangle area. When not at work, you can find me hanging out with my beautiful wonderful cat, Gracey, as well as hiking, camping, going to concerts, and eating the meals that Blake cooks for us.