Andrew Nguyen, MD
Medical School: Sydney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles, California
So many things drew me to Latrobe for my family medicine residency training. As a field, family medicine provides a unique breadth and scope of practice that appeals to me, and the Family Medicine Residency Program at Latrobe has many unique strengths that make it stand out. For example, the program is unopposed, guaranteeing us great breadth of experiences. Also, the location truly is the best of all worlds: it provides the neighborly friendliness of a small town and the quiet, tranquil atmosphere of a rural or suburban area, and the city is a short drive away. Speaking of which, there are some great driving roads around here as well! Having housing so close to the hospital is a great benefit, too. Most importantly, everyone -- the residents, the faculty, the staff -- is friendly, helpful and willing to teach. The attitude, culture, camaraderie and community here promote a warm, friendly and supportive environment conducive to learning. I felt from Day One that this was a place where I can succeed and flourish. I'm excited to pursue the next step in my medical training as part of the Latrobe family and I believe that here, I will learn, grow and become not only the best family physician, but the best person I can be.