What advice would you give a prospective resident/fellow?

Take the entire program and its interaction with the surrounding city into consideration. San Antonio is a very large city, but you are also intimately involved with the community as you interact with patients of all backgrounds from across the region. There is plenty to do here whether it is biking, hiking, or eating out at great restaurants. The nightlife is evolving as well. There’s a low cost of living in San Antonio so you can save money as you train.

What most attracted you to doing your GME training here?

I grew up in San Antonio (Go Spurs Go!) and graduated from the UT Health Long School of Medicine. I knew that the attending physicians were great from my clinical clerkships. I wanted to stay here for residency because I knew I would be challenged intellectually, be comfortable treating a wide variety of pathology, and get terrific clinical experience. I also knew that there were great opportunities to gain a fellowship position. There is not a single faculty member I would hesitate to work with, and the atmosphere is one of collaboration and positivity. The ancillary staff is wonderful as well.

Using 3 words, how would you describe your training program and community? Why?

Inclusive, Collaborative, Ambitious

There are many opportunities for research, and to have projects both published and accepted at local, national, and international conferences. My residency program’s spirit is not one of competition but one of motivating each other to be the best physicians and human beings possible. We help and support one another and have developed strong friendships both at work and outside the hospital.

What is your favorite playlist, and why?

I’ve been listening to a lot of different podcasts lately, like the Bill Simmons Podcast, Pardon My Take, and 99% Invisible. I listen to a lot of J. Cole and Drake, but you’ll find a little bit of everything on my playlist!

-Eugene Franco Stolow, MD, MPH, Resident, Internal Medicine

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