Third Year Residents

Caroline Crowe, MD

Caroline Crowe, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
  • Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Health disparities, in-office procedures, immigrant populations and rural medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I enjoy hanging out with my two dogs and my husband, I also love hiking, running, weight lifting, eating, shopping, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I chose VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine because it was the only program I felt as though I immediately clicked with the people on my interview day. Everyone I met was extremely welcoming and their philosophy of having a work-family is truly put into practice. The philosophy of the program and its great location gives its residents the amazing opportunity of developing a work-life balance while working hard and learning a ton.

Abby Evans, MD

Abby Evans, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
  • Medical School: Georgetown University

Medical Areas of Interest: Women's health, procedures and preventive medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Volleyball, hiking and camping, spending time with family and Survivor.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I left my interview day feeling really good about my interactions with every person I spoke with! The residents were kind and it was obvious that they got along and were happy to be going through residency together. The inpatient training intern year seemed like a strong base for education and I liked the idea of working with other residents within the Inova system. I'm also from Northern Virginia and wasn't ready to leave; I love the DMV and appreciate the variety in activities, people, and landscape that it offers.

Charles Fencil, MD

Charles Fencil, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Saint Vincent College
  • Graduate School: Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Health equity, preventive medicine, community medicine and integrative medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I greatly enjoy spending as much time in the woods as possible, whether on a multiday hike or just a stroll. If I am not in the woods or at work then I am likely reading a book, preferably fiction, on the couch. However, where I spend most of my time is with my partner, family, and friends.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? Out of everywhere I interviewed I never found a program that just clicked so effortless with me. At the heart it was the people that I met during my brief experience with the residents, faculty, and staff that made me feel welcomed and that my residency would be a place full of great mentors and support. Outside of that, I was drawn to the program through the potential diverse interest of the faculty and the ability to become engaged in many areas of public health through the diverse interests of both the primary and associate faculty.

Lauren Joseph, MD

Lauren Joseph, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Boston University
  • Medical School: West Virginia University

Medical Areas of Interest: - OB-GYN/prenatal care/women's health, mental and behavioral health, transgender medicine, adolescent medicine and procedures.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, enjoying the outdoors, learning new crafty hobbies (currently working on knitting), watching old Iron Chef America episodes with my boyfriend and hanging out with our two kitties.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? This program was my #1 choice and I'm so glad it was. I was looking to train in the DMV since my significant other is completing a graduate program in the area, but aside from location, the program was just so unique and stood out in a really special way for me. I loved that the program offers the best of both worlds when it comes to "opposed vs unopposed" FM — in our first year we get a primarily opposed experience in the big academic setting of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, and in the following two years we get a more unopposed and community experience at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. My interview day made me feel so welcomed and at ease knowing I would leave this program with an incredible amount of knowledge to practice full-spectrum family medicine and run my own practice effectively and efficiently. The faculty and staff here absolutely want to support us in every way possible, and it really does feel like a second family.

Vivian Lam, MD

Vivian Lam, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles
  • Graduate School: Columbia University: Institute of Human Nutrition
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Preventive care, working with underserved populations, using technology to improve health and evidence based medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Arts and crafts/DIY projects, board game enthusiast, turn-based strategy computer games fan and a proud cat mama (@wolff.p.w).

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I had the luxury of rotating with some of the FFP residents during my medical school years, and appreciated how inviting the team and staff were. It always felt like a safe and effective learning environment. The program has wonderful mentors from a variety of different focuses within family medicine, and I knew I would be able to find the guidance I needed to become the type of physicians I aim to be.

Natalie Linwong, MD

Natalie Linwong, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate University of Chicago
  • Medical School: Columbia University

Medical Areas of Interest: Global health, community health, peds, women's health and health equity.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Writing, podcasts, noodles, libraries, finding the best vegan dessert in any given city, beaches, advice columns, fun socks, soup, public transit and all of the Jurassic Park movies except for the third one.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I was looking for a family medicine program in the DC area to be near my partner, and FFP was a great fit. I'm interested in global health and want to be able to work internationally in the future in low-resource settings, so I wanted to build as versatile a skill set as possible. I knew that FFP would give me great training in full-spectrum family medicine, and I was really attracted to the diverse patient population in this community as well as the global health opportunities within the program. The other key piece was that everyone I met on my interview day seemed genuinely happy and excited to be here, and I really wanted to be with nice, down-to-earth people who I would enjoy working with for three years.

Camilla Maybee, MD

Camilla Maybee, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: United States Military Academy
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Women's health, health policy, veterans' health and care in underserved areas.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with my growing family, traveling, cooking/eating and wine.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? The people, both residents and faculty, sold me on this program! I also wanted a program that had a solid inpatient focus early on to help build a foundation of medical knowledge but that would let me spend the most possible time in a clinic environment for the latter half. I love that the Inova system is a world-class organization and the benefits are fantastic. I also love that I was able to stay in the area, since my husband has a job that he loves and both sets of our parents are nearby.

Tyler Murray, MD

Tyler Murray, MD

Educational Backrground:

  • Medical School: Tufts University

Medical Areas of interest: Full-spectrum primary care, in-office procedures and practice management.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Family, cooking, yoga, exercise, Star Wars and spending time outdoors.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I grew up in the DMV and have definitely enjoyed starting residency so close to home. I met one of the senior residents at the Family Medicine National Conference and was drawn in by his enthusiasm and high praise for the people and the training at FFP. He did not lead me astray, I have enjoyed my experience thus far and have learned a lot. Everyone at FFP and Inova at large has been very supportive and I am excited where residency will lead me next!

Nelya Nemcek, MD

Nelya Nemcek, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of California - Davis
  • Medical School: University of California - Davis

Medical Areas of Interest: Procedures, practice management, and broad spectrum medicine including mental health, women’s health, preventive services and urgent care.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Outdoor activities with my husband and friends including hiking, running, and biking (especially since COVID). For a relaxing time, I enjoy going to church, road trips, and campfires.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? The residents and staff at Fairfax Family Practice stood out as genuinely happy and treated each other like family. I was also impressed with the balance in experience you get between working at a private practice and at one of the world's finest health systems.

Second Year Residents

Canon Brodar, MD

Canon Brodar, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy
  • Graduate School: Duke Divinity School, Master of Arts in Christian Studies, Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture;
    University of Miami, Master of Science in Genomic Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Full-spectrum family medicine, community health and bioethics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Gardening, folk music and reading.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? From my first interaction with the program, it was obvious how everyone valued and cared for the residents. Even in virtual interviews, I felt warmly welcomed by the faculty and residents, and I was impressed with the variety of learning opportunities and academic expertise. Overall, the training appeared well balanced and structured in a way that would best support my growth as a family physician. 

Lindsey Casal-Roscum, MD

Lindsey Casal-Roscum, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Bard College
  • Medical School: New York Medical College

Medical Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, palliative care and biomedical ethics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Hiking, trying new recipes and restaurants and visiting museums.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I was looking for a residency program with strong outpatient training, research and policy opportunities. I was born at Inova Fairfax Hospital and my family is in the area. FFP was perfect! It also has a team of physicians who are dedicated to teaching and supporting their residents. I felt I would receive excellent training at FFP to become a full-spectrum family medicine physician.

Caitlin Smith Davis, MD

Caitlin Smith Davis, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary
  • Graduate School: University of Warwick
  • Medical School: The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Medical Areas of Interest: Mental health in primary care, addiction medicine, reproductive health, urban medicine, health policy and payment system innovation.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: All things dogs, history (especially medical history), baking, trivia, reading way too many books at once, travel, yoga, exploring the city.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I joined the program after finishing a psychiatry intern year and realizing how much I missed broad spectrum primary care. I love the diversity of our patient population, the wonderful outpatient specialty training, the continuity in taking care of our own patients in the hospital and of course the wonderful staff, leadership and co-residents that make it feel like home.

Samantha Day, MD

Samantha Day, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Gettysburg College
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, preventive care and integrative medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Traveling, cooking, making wine, spending time with family and friends, working out, and playing with my Australian Cattle dog, Scout. 

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? FFP was my top choice because it brought together everything I was looking for in a residency program: strong and unique medicine, a location close to my immediate family, and wonderful, thoughtful people. During my interview process, it was so important to me that I found a program where I felt I fit in with both the residents and faculty. It’s no secret intern year is hard, so I knew I needed a residency that would provide a healthy learning environment. From the first interaction to the last, it was clear that the people at Inova were welcoming, caring, and truly happy to be a part of the program.

Daniel Ho, MD

Daniel Ho, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Health policy, medical education, behavioral/mental health, health equity, advocacy and care for underserved communities.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with wonderful people, eating out, traveling, politics, live music, photography, a lot of movies and/or TV and sports (both regular and virtual).

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine?  I remember being absolutely blown away on my interview day by all of the people we met and how they all treated each other so well, and how the curriculum already seemed well tailored to my interests. Also, the DMV area seems incredible, and I am very excited to eat literally all of the food and be able to visit DC and the surrounding areas regularly (Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River).

Taelim Kim, MD

Taelim Kim, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: George Mason University
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Community health, global health, geriatrics, office procedures, POCUS and urgent care.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with my husband and the newest member of our family, Gamja (potato in Korean), a tiny Maltipoo puppy. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, trying out new restaurants, and visiting local wineries and coffee shops.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? When I was going through the interview season, I looked at three aspects for the right fit: the people, place, and the program. IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine checked all these boxes perfectly! All the residents I interacted with were genuinely happy with the residency training and the supportive culture among the residents and faculty members was evident. I also liked a good mix of academic and community-style teaching and growing opportunities for working with underserved populations at a local FQHC center. It was also a big plus that as a Northern Virginia native, I am already familiar with the location and the hospital system. My connection to Inova goes back to when I did my research internship here in 2014. I am very happy and excited to be back as a family medicine resident!

Ainsley Lundgren, MD

Ainsley Lundgren, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Full spectrum family medicine, women’s health, preventive medicine, behavioral health, quality improvement and nutrition.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, cooking, cycling, exploring the DC area, enjoying beaches on the Eastern Shore, and traveling!

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I was fortunate to have the opportunity to rotate with IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine during both my third and fourth years of medical school at the VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus. Each experience reinforced my interest in the program, specifically the academic excellence of the curriculum, the strong support within the faculty, and especially the amazing teamwork and camaraderie of the entire Fairfax Family Medicine team! I was also thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my training here in Fairfax, VA, which has enabled my husband to continue with his career path in the area. It is a sincere privilege to join this team while staying close to family, and I very much look forward to training at IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine!

Marissa Mangini, MD

Marissa Mangini, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: The George Washington University
  • Medical School: The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Medical Areas of Interest: Women’s health, underserved populations, point of care ultrasound and academic medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Hiking with my partner and pup Echo, traveling to visit friends and family, and trying new restaurants in the DC area.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? For me, the most important aspect of a program is the people and culture. I loved my interview experience and the testimonials I heard from all the residents. In addition, I wanted a program that would provide the opportunity to work with medical students in order to improve my teaching skills. Lastly, IFMC-FFM offered a strong inpatient curriculum in the first year followed by an outpatient curriculum that included unique features such as exposure to practice management. 

Aubrey Massmann, DO, MPH

Aubrey Massmann, DO, MPH

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Northwest University, Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Environmental Sciences
  • Medical School: Des Moines University

Medical Areas of Interest: Healthcare equity, environmental and social determinants of health, healthcare policy and advocacy, women’s health, immigrant and refugee health, ultrasound, and disparities in medical research.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Cross-country mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, ecology and environmental stewardship, gardening and baking.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? FFP was my first choice for residency training for many reasons! First, the curriculum: with a blend of academic rigor at a large hospital and resident autonomy in a community setting, it offered the pathway that I thought would make me the best physician I can be. Second, the location: with a husband working at Walter Reed and a keen interest in public health policy, I wanted to be in close proximity to DC. Finally, the people: though we only met over Zoom, I was struck with how much the faculty and administration seemed to care about resident wellness and success. 

Tam Tran, MD

Tam Tran, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: George Mason University
  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Medical Areas of Interest: Preventive medicine, lifestyle medicine, nutrition and weight loss, in-office procedures, geriatrics.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Family and friends, eating out, road trips, manga/anime and all things Pokemon related. 

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? Ranked #1 in the Doximity Residency Navigator among FM programs in Virginia, FFP was an obvious choice for me. I also spent over 10 years in the DMV area, so it was the perfect opportunity to be close to family. Despite being virtual, my interview process with FFP went smoothly, was interactive, and very personable. One impressive note was that FFP residents & staffs were very open when sharing the program’s strengths and weaknesses, which you don’t get to see often. I “walked out” of the interview feeling a genuine compassion, enthusiasm, and support from everyone I spoke to. Ever since the match, the onboarding process has been painless and although we never met in person, I already had plenty of communication with the program and felt like I truly belong.

First Year Residents

Megan Bryant, DO

Megan Bryant, DO

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Anderson University
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Lifestyle medicine, mental health, in-office procedures.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with my family and friends, reading, running, hiking, rock climbing, basically anything outdoors. I love exploring new places with my partner and my dog.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I had the amazing opportunity to work with the residents at this program as a medical student. The competence and confidence with which everyone practiced medicine was above anything I had seen at other hospitals and programs. The residents have a great culture of camaraderie, the medical training we receive is excellent, and the faculty and staff are extremely helpful and supporting.

Hannah DePoy, DO

Hannah DePoy, DO

Educational Background:

  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus
  • West Virginia University

Medical Areas of Interest: Preventive care, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM/OMT), substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health, social determinants of health.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Time with family, friends and our pups, baking/cooking, gardening, canning, home projects, audiobooks, long walks.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? From the beginning, I was impressed by FFM's focus on adult learning and their commitment to nurturing young physicians' autonomy. The results of this approach were apparent in the confidence and preparedness expressed by residents. Once I learned about FFM’s second/third year curriculum that allows residents to spend half-days in clinic building relationship and skill with their patients, I was hooked. Not only was I excited by the idea of consistent clinic time that mirrors my desired future workday, I felt this structure would best allow for real-time application of information and skill learned off-service. On a personal note, from my very first email exchange with the program, everyone was exceptionally welcoming and genuinely interested in getting to know me as a person. As a small-town girl, I am so excited to spend the next few years exploring the DMV!

Arsa Ghazal, DO

Arsa Ghazal, DO

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: George Mason University
  • Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Global Medicine, community health, advocating for the underserved population and eliminating barriers to quality healthcare/health disparities, preventive medicine, in-office procedures, POCUS, women's health, mental health, nutrition.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Spending time with my family, annoying my cat Lily, board game enthusiast, baking and painting.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? The people. I genuinely felt an amazing connection during my interview with everyone and the residents truly seemed to enjoy being a part of IFMC. Not only that, but I have also lived in the DMV area for most of my life, my youngest brother was even born at Inova Fairfax Hospital 22 years ago! I chose this program because they have treated my family like their own for over two decades, and I have always wanted to be a part of that now I get to give back to other families like my own! I am so excited to be a part of this team and to learn from the best at FFP.

Michael Kerrigan, MD

Michael Kerrigan, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Newbury College, Brandeis University
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Primary Care for patients with developmental disabilities and severe mental illness, complex care, chronic illness/pain, metabolic disease, eating disorders, narrative medicine, addiction medicine.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Sitting on the beach, with the wind in my hair (I’m actually bald), listening to the waves crash as my children dig in the sand and I yell "Stop throwing sand at your brother!!!"

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine: I wanted to be part of a thriving family medicine practice that also gave me the opportunity to train in one of the best tertiary care hospitals in the area. On my interview day, I met with like-minded residents who were genuinely happy with their residency, and it showed. It was also incredible to match at Fairfax, as we’ve raised our family here during medical school and my kids are happily enrolled in a daycare that we couldn’t imagine leaving - Shout out to Ms. Saroj! Not to mention, the best restaurant in the world, IndAroma, is right here in Annandale!

Serena Lian, MD

Serena Lian, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Yale College
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Medical Areas of Interest: Urban underserved, sports medicine, ultrasound, women’s health, dermatology, medical education, DEI.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Team sports, kayaking, tennis, swimming, music, forestry, hanging out with friends, cooking new recipes.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? Fantastic, highly regarded program in one of the most diverse and exciting areas of the country. My husband works in DC, so coming to the DMV area was a strong preference for me. Not only does Fairfax FM provide rigorous education that creates competent and well-rounded physicians, it also offers further training in all my specific areas of interest. Also, when I met the faculty and residents on interview day, they were funny and seemed to be having a good time.

Esther Moon, MD

Esther Moon, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
  • Medical School: Howard University

Medical Areas of Interest: Ultrasounds, procedures, mental health, women's health, and for some reason I’m intrigued by the gastrointestinal system.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Running and staying active especially with my puppy Ranger. Love being with people and enjoy board games. Food, food, food –especially ice cream and a good burger!

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? I think most of the time entering residency there's so many options that it's hard to choose what you really want. I chose IFMC because it gave me opportunities in both academic and community medicine as well as experience in both an opposed and unopposed setting. I fell in love with ultrasounds at an away rotation and knew I wanted to participated in the ultrasound track. I also wanted to learn more about the business of medicine which is also another track. The people I met were definitely a huge reason. Residency is going to take over my life and I could already tell I wouldn't mind spending 24 hour call with my fellow residents!

Tiffany Tsay, MD

Tiffany Tsay, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Cornell University
  • Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, community medicine, office procedures, practice management, quality improvement, translational research.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Travel, classical music, paper crafts, yoga, baking and hosting tea parties.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? FFM was my top choice for residency because of the people. I had the opportunity to spend a month at FFM during medical school and I was blown away by how welcoming all the faculty, residents, and staff were. The residents were collaborative, supportive, and genuinely excited to work and learn alongside each other. As someone who is interested in pursuing further training in geriatrics, I was also looking for a program that not only provided breadth in training in family medicine but also the opportunity for immersion in diverse geriatric experiences (long-term care, home-based care, hospice, etc.) – both of which are highlights of the IFMC-FFM program. And lastly, FFM gave me the chance to move back to the DMV area which my husband was very happy about!

Kathryn Vincent, MD

Kathryn Vincent, MD

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: Grinnell College
  • Post-Bac: University of Washington – Tacoma
  • Medical School: George Washington University

Medical Areas of Interest: A little bit of everything! Women’s health, pediatrics, chronic condition management, family planning, LGBTQ+ health.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: Family time, hiking, canoeing, gardening/growing, walking around the National Mall and the National Arboretum.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? Welcoming and friendly people! The focus on outpatient/clinical medicine. Able to stay in the DC area with its many green spaces, (free!) museums, nearby mountains and beaches, and my spouse's job.

Sharon Zhao, DO

Sharon Zhao, DO

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary
  • Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia

Medical Areas of Interest: Preventive care, lifestyle modifications, mental health, women’s health, community involvement.

Non-medical Areas of Interest: I enjoy doing outdoor activities, traveling to new places, trying new foods, binge watching TV shows, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Why did you choose IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine? IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine impressed me since the start of my residency application process and was my top choice program. The program has a lot to offer – I was specifically attracted to how the curriculum is structured around providing a strong inpatient foundation the first year primarily at Inova Fairfax and an outpatient focus the second and third years at Inova Fair Oaks. I felt that the unique combination of academic and community medicine between these two hospitals would offer me well-rounded training and prepare me for any career path in family medicine after residency. I was drawn to the practice management curriculum since billing, coding, and the business aspects of medicine are important but not frequently taught. The program also offers many areas of concentration for residents with various interests and a sports medicine fellowship. Lastly, the faculty, staff, and other residents that I have gotten to meet through IFMC-Fairfax Family Medicine have all been amazing and I feel so grateful to be spending my residency training surrounded by inspirational and wonderful people.