Lindsey Martinez, MD
Resident is proud to be in the inaugural class at LVHN
Career goal: Full-spectrum family physician practicing inpatient, outpatient and obstetrics
“As the inaugural class, we are one-on-one with our attendings and have the opportunity to experience more patients hands-on.”
I was born and raised in Phoenix. I grew up playing many sports and spending my summers between the beaches in California and camping in northern Arizona. I have always loved the outdoors. I have a bachelor’s degree in anatomy and physiology and hold minors in Spanish and art history from the University of Arizona. I ventured to the Caribbean for medical school at Trinity School of Medicine and finished my clinical years in Maryland, Kansas, Georgia and New Jersey. It was then that I found my love for full-spectrum family medicine. Combined with my love for the outdoors, LVHN Schuylkill Family Medicine was the perfect fit.
Schuylkill is a rural, unopposed program. As the inaugural class, we are one-on-one with our attendings and get to experience more patients hands-on. Our patients have a broad pathology, and, although we are rural, we have the backing of LVHN for resources and technology.
The community immersion is unique. From day one, we have been involved in community events and getting to know the county that our patients hail from and that we all now live in.
Although a new program can be daunting, the open communication and camaraderie with the faculty and hospital staff have made me feel so welcomed. I will forever pass that forward.
Cast a broad net and make a pros and cons list. Figure out what is important for you and what you are willing to compromise on.
It means to have a voice and to be supported by your co-residents and faculty while having top-tier education.