Get to know Lindsey Martinez, MD, family medicine resident.

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.”

What makes your LVHN training program different than other programs across the country?

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. 

What has been the most extraordinary part of your training experience so far? 

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.

What is one memory you have from your training so far that will stick with you for your career? 

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.

What is one piece of advice you would share with someone as they select a training program?

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.

What does it mean to be a resident at LVHN?

It means to have a voice and to be supported by your co-residents and faculty while having top-tier education.

Schuylkill Family Medicine Residency

Learn more about LVHN’s Walter and Irene Baran Schuylkill Family Medicine Residency.

Program overview