Meet Dr. Muñoz
Where did you grow up?
I lived in a lot of places growing up, from Chile’s capital city Santiago to tiny rural Greensboro, Alabama, but consider Birmingham, Alabama to be home.
Where did you go to medical school?
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
What inspired you to be an OBGYN?
The specialty wasn’t on my radar going into my M3 year, but once I started the clerkship I enjoyed the breadth and depth of ob/gyn (e.g., rounding on the antepartum service with MFM managing PPROM one week then scrubbing on a debulking with gyn oncology the next). Beyond the medicine, I felt at home in a specialty that embraces advocacy both in the clinic and the courtroom. ACOG’s work to protect access to the full scope of reproductive medicine is an exemplar of this advocacy. I knew I had found my people when, during my gyn oncoloy AI, many in the department marched together to protest an anti-abortion bill signed into law by Alabama’s governor.
Why did you choose UNC ?
I scheduled my UNC interview in the middle of the season. While at other interview days I consistently heard co-applicants speak about how great their visit to UNC had been and how wonderful the people and program were. My interview dinner lived up to the hype. The camarederie between the residents felt warmly sincere and Dr. Connolly’s welcome that evening made me feel at home. The majority of the department came to breakfast the next day to meet us even though it was on an early Saturday morning. Simply put, the department’s dedication to the residency program was evident and on display in a way unique to UNC. The program felt like a place I would be challenged and cared for, pushed to be best and supported enough to get there.
What you are most excited about during residency?
There is so much learning to be done! I feel lucky I get to do it alongside my co-interns who are such a caring, thoughtful, and dedicated group of people.
If you would like to connect with Dr. Muñoz, please contact our Residency Program Manager, Ty Fraga.