Meet Dr. Field
Where did you grow up?
Where did you go to medical school?
I am a Tar Heel for life! I have attended UNC for my undergraduate degree, masters in public health and for medical school.
What inspired you to be an OBGYN?
As a student, I was always drawn to the multi-faceted, dynamic nature of OB/GYN. Shadowing and rotations reinforced my enthusiasm as I found myself searching for the women’s health components in any clinical experience. I loved that OB/GYN relies heavily on the hands-on act of operating but also necessitates complex, and often creative, medical thinking. It requires that the physician develop close, trusting patient relationships, and advocate for patients facing barriers or in need of guidance and support during their most vulnerable moments – from the young woman opening up to her doctor about her sexual background and experience, to the new mom entrusting her doctor with her wellbeing and that of her baby, to the patient leaning on her doctor while navigating a difficult oncological diagnosis.
Why did you choose UNC ?
After spending most of my life at UNC and also traveling cross country to explore other programs, I felt that UNC’s OB/GYN residency program was uniquely crafted to transform me into a skilled and thoughtful clinician, researcher and patient advocate but also would allow me to thrive on a personal level throughout residency. Above all, I feel incredibly honored to work alongside and learn from all of the members of our department who are not only pioneers in their field but also the most kind, compassionate, fun people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
What you are most excited about during residency?
As an OB/GYN resident, I look forward to treating patients’ bodies, minds and spirits as a trusted ally in achieving each individual’s health goals. I also hope to be as enthusiastic, open-minded and considerate a teacher, as I am a learner.
If you would like to connect with Dr. Field, please contact our Residency Program Manager, Ty Fraga.