Hello! My name is Victoria Beamer, and I was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in the town of Galax. I attended Davidson College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While there I was active in the Bonner’s Scholar Program, which is a 4-year national servant leadership program that offered many opportunities for service and a strong civic engagement curriculum. I was also a part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Strategies for Success in Science program for underrepresented minorities interested in careers in the sciences. These two programs exposed me to aspects of the social determinants of health locally and globally. While working with nurses in Mwandi, Zambia, I studied geriatrics and maternal child health which was the first time I realized the breadth of my interests in medicine.
After college I worked at Teach for America in the Charlotte corporate offices as the Assistant to the Executive Director through the Davidson Impact Fellowship. During that time I realized that I did not want to spend my life at a desk without interacting people. I attended Wake Forest University for my masters and medical degree. During my time in Winston-Salem I worked with programs that focused on increasing diversity in medicine. I was active in the SNMA and several Northwest AHEC programs for college and high school students to help inspire interest in the allied healthcare fields.
When deciding on a residency program, UNC-Chapel Hill quickly became the standard by which I measured all of my experiences. One of my main goals was to insure that I participate in excellent training in preparation for work in a Federally Qualified Health Center as well as become proficient in Spanish. I am fortunate to be on the underserved track at Prospect Hill where that is the goal!
Outside of work I enjoy attending church, cultural events, cooking, traveling, and yoga. The highlight of any of my time off is using FaceTime with one of my 5 sobrinos: Elias, Chandler, Ezekiel, Winston, and Solomon.
Areas of Interest: obstetrics and women’s health, rural medicine, geriatrics, and global health.