Alaina McClarren, DO
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pa.
The Latrobe Family Medicine Residency Program is a perfect fit for me because it is comprised of highly skilled and knowledgeable clinicians who are dedicated to teaching and patient-centered care for a diverse patient population. The program is challenging and rewarding at the same time. I had the opportunity to rotate with this great group of clinicians before interviewing for the residency. This allowed me to experience first-hand the faculty’s deep commitment to continuous quality improvement, ethical practice, and patient safety. The clinicians I have had the opportunity to work with consistently practice both the science and art of medicine. In addition, while the program’s culture supports patient advocacy and improvement of clinical knowledge, residents are also encouraged to maintain a healthy work-life balance. The physicians are friendly and approachable, encouraging the pursuit of hobbies and interests in order to maintain one’s own health and happiness. In addition, my husband and I are from the area, growing up in the neighboring town of Derry. The Excela Health Latrobe Hospital has always been a cornerstone of this area and we are thrilled as a family to stay in the town we love. Joining this residency has made it possible for us to live and raise our daughter close to our own extended families, where we enjoy the many outdoor activities the area has to offer. It is an honor and privilege to be able to service patients through the Latrobe Family Medicine Residency Program, and to be working with a team dedicated to providing the best possible patient care.