UNIVERSITY TRACK RESIDENT
Hey North Carolina! My name is Miles “KJ” McConner and I can’t express how excited I am to be able to serve the RDU area as a family physician! I was born in Pontiac, Michigan but raised in Newport News, VA.
I graduated from Norfolk State University for my undergrad degree and for my masters I went to Hampton University (Shoutout to the HBCUs!). For medical school I attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (VCU SOM). There I found my calling for serving urban marginalized populations. Specifically, my goal as a family physician is improve the health outcomes for patients suffering from chronic conditions that disproportionately impact Black communities.
My decision to go into medicine was solidified after an internship in New York City, New York. I learned about social determinants of health and realized the detrimental effects that can inadvertently arise if physicians do not take the time to learn about the patients and the community that they serve. Inspired by this, I decided to become a physician who not only treats but also advocates!
Additionally, while at VCU SOM I found a love for mentoring! I want to increase the minority representation within the medical field. I enjoy talking with students who aspire of getting into medical school.
When I’m not in clinic I love to tend to my house plants, listening to spoken words, exploring museums/galleries, and trying new restaurants in the area!