My name is Michelle Lyman and I spent most of my childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, growing up with my dad’s family near the navy base and sailing along the St. John’s River. I attended college at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and studied neurobiological sciences, falling in love with science while savoring all of the humanities electives I could squeeze into my schedule. I graduated from the University of South Florida for medical school, participating in the SELECT Program and adding on an extra year of study to pursue my Masters of Public Health focusing on epidemiology. During medical school I became very passionate about working with vulnerable populations, specifically improving healthcare systems’ response to human trafficking.
I chose UNC because I did not want to compromise in my training as a Family Medicine physician and UNC offered truly full scope training with encouragement and enthusiastic response to my broader professional goals. I loved that they said yes to all my check boxes for training requirements and are a dynamic, evolving program that is open to change. This space is packed with smart, genuinely kind, and passionate individuals who are all invested in my growth as a healthcare professional AND human being.
I couples matched with my fiance, Shabaaz, who is also at UNC for residency. We both love to explore new restaurants, host friends and family for get-togethers, and obsess about our dog, Lando. I love running, hiking, traveling, trying out new escape rooms, and reading!
Areas of Interest: Underserved health, simulation in medical education, public health in primary care