I came to Colorado from Shawnee Kansas where I attended medical school at the University of Kansas in Kansas City. I am a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and the National Rural Health Association. I chose the Family Medicine Center for my residency because I want to establish myself in a small practice in a rural town and I knew I would get the experience I need here. In my spare time I enjoy playing volleyball, watching college basketball and attending concerts and plays. I even shoot in a trap league.
The mountains are my home, through and through. I grew up in the Swiss Alps, raised by ski-bum parents that eventually brought us back to the States when I was fourteen. I have never left Colorado since (besides travel), not for college or med school…or residency (score!). My drug of choice? Skiing, mountain biking, yoga, and trail running probably take the cake…though food and wine dominates all. I am married to a stud of a husband who singlehandedly takes care of our business, a beautiful campground and cabins way up in the San Juan mountains, ski patrols all winter (yes, yes, I struggle with jealousy at times), and is the most incredible father to my pseudo-son, Jaden, who any day now will be a better skier than either of us. They are both graciously waiting for me in Pagosa Springs, CO, where I plan to practice rural family medicine. I love osteopathy, getting to palpate the living anatomy, and have an interest in functional and high-altitude med, OB, and adolescent care. Fort Collins felt like home as I used to spend summers here as a Hotshot firefighter, but now it's the AMAZING people I get to work with everyday…and the fact that this town rocks and has fabulous food. I couldn't have picked a more stellar program, with true broad-scope practice, support from the entire community of healthcare providers, a whole lot of really, really fun (and absolutely crazy) people. We practice a culture of engagement, learning, and well, love (which, in case you didn't know, is what it's all about).
Aside from a few years of medical school, I've lived in Fort Collins since I was born. In fact, I was born at PVH. I attended Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO, and knew I wanted to stay close to home for residency, too. I feel very lucky to be in Fort Collins again and in this program. The training in this full-spectrum residency is providing the skills and experience I need for a successful family medicine career, and the supportive faculty and residents make the job a lot of fun. We work hard and play hard. Outside of work, my wife, Heather, and I are busy raising our one-year-old son, Easton. (Both of them were born at PVH, too!) We enjoy biking to the breweries and restaurants in Old Town, brewing our own beer with friends, hiking, camping, skiing, traveling and spending time with our families.
I am almost a Colorado Native – I have called Golden, CO my home since I was two years old. I grew up in Golden, and went to Colorado State University for my undergraduate degree. During college, I volunteered at PVH and it was during that time that I first learned about the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency. After graduating from CSU, I moved to Arizona, where I went to the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. While I enjoyed my time in Arizona, I was eager to come back to Colorado. After interviewing with the Fort Collins program, I knew that it was where I belonged. Their full-spectrum training and unopposed setting was the right fit for me. My husband and I have been together for nearly eight years (and married for three of them) and we are so happy to be back in Fort Collins. We don't have kids yet, but we do have two cats: Maddie and Chloe. We also just welcomed a new puppy to our family named Lucy. We enjoy all things outdoors, as well as bowling whenever we have a chance.
I attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. I grew up in a small town and experienced firsthand the challenges of living in a medically underserved community. I chose FMC for my residency as their beliefs and goals parallel my own and allow me the opportunity to work with other residents and faculty who are passionate about providing excellent educational opportunities and unparalleled patient care. At home I love caring for and playing with my two Shar-Pei's. I'm always cooking and love to try new recipes and flavors whenever possible. I enjoy sewing and have made a number of outfits, Halloween costumes, and home decorating items. In my free time I love to geocache, camp, hike, read, and paint.
I spent most of my life in Tempe, Arizona where I grew up and attended Arizona State University while getting my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. I met my wife in college and upon graduating we decided to sell our belongings and see some of the world. We spent the next couple years of our life traveling around Southeast Asia, Australia, the South Pacific and South/Central America; returning just long enough to fund our next adventure. When it came time to settle down, I started medical school at the Arizona School of Osteopathic Medicine and my wife began teaching. We now have a two-year-old daughter and were lucky to have made it out of the heat of Phoenix. Fort Collins offers us all we hoped for in a city: water, tree-lined streets, tons of bikes, hiking, climbing, fishing and good beer.
I am so thrilled to be a family medicine resident at this program! I spent some time here as a medical student, learning about the training, the people and the atmosphere and it ruined any other program for me. I know I'll be getting the most in depth training here, working with excellent teachers and staff. A few weeks into the program and I've delivered 15 babies, treated infants, children, and adults ranging in age up to 99! I'm already learning an incredible amount and I know that I will be able to provide incredible care as a physician based on the training I'm getting. I've traveled all over this country, lived in the Southwest, the Northwest, the Midwest and now the Mountain West and I feel like I'm home. The mountain view out of the window on the top floor of the hospital makes me smile, and spending my days off hiking those mountains, fishing and biking in beautiful country- these things make me feel like I'm getting away with something.
Hi. I'm Stephanie Goshorn and I was born and raised in a small town in rural Pennsylvania called Mercersburg. I then went on to undergraduate studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah where I was able to explore my passion for the outdoors. While I was in Utah I took numerous trips to Colorado and absolutely loved it. So when it came time to apply for residency, it was high on my list. I decided to return to Pennsylvania for my medical studies to be closer to family. I worked at Penn State College of Medicine for two years in diabetes and obesity research. Then I went on to attend medical school there as well. I decided to return to Colorado and Fort Collins for residency after I had met many of the faculty and residents during my interviews. I immediately felt at home and knew that I would get great training here. In my free time, I love to ski, hike, and watch movies. I also enjoy catching up with family and friends.I am so happy to be joining the Fort Collins residency program!
Coming from the Florida humidity, my wife Beth and I were looking for a change of scenery and climate, and we couldn't be happier to be in Fort Collins. We are doing our best to blend in with the locals by hiking gorgeous mountains, drinking delicious craft beer, and buying a Subaru (our next step is to get a dog and some skis). I am lucky to have chosen a program with outstanding faculty and residents who have been welcoming and supportive. I don't know what I want to do with my career following residency, but whatever it is, I know I'll be able to do it after completing training here. Our program offers a lot of OB, peds, critical care, and procedures, as well as awesome support staff in our clinic.
First, I would like to say that I'm very excited to be here, and working with such an amazing group of people. It took me a long time to make my way to Colorado, but I'm glad it finally happened. I'm originally from Brazil. When I was 16 I decided to become an exchange student, and requested to come to Colorado for a year. Unfortunately, there were no families available, so I ended up going to Arkansas instead (couldn't be that different from CO, right?). I really enjoyed my time in the US as an exchange student and ended up staying and going to college here. I started at Arkansas State and ended up moving to St. Louis and receiving my degrees from University of Missouri-St. Louis. I finally moved to CO to start medical school at Rocky Vista University. I was very happy to finally be here, and even happier when I met my wonderful husband, a Colorado native, which really solidified Colorado as my new home. I chose to come to Fort Collins for residency because of the amount of exposure and experience that I would gain during these 3 years and for all the great things this town has to offer. I also just felt like I would fit very well with the program and the family they have created here. During our time off, my husband and I enjoy playing outside, taking our Pomeranian (Sofia) for walks, going to the gym, and visiting one of the breweries or restaurants in town with the friends.
Fort Collins FMC- majestic mountains, phenomenal food, and phantasmagorical (got that from Roget's thesaurus) physicians. Even before rotating here as a fourth year medical student, I knew Fort Collins was a "dream come true" program for me. I grew up in Wyoming and wanted to be in the mountains again after graduating from med school in Des Moines, IA. Also, I have family here. Experiencing the residents' level of functioning and their humanistic approach to their patients during my fourth year rotation, as well as the way the residents and attendings worked together was impressive. It was the type of "whole-person" training I had imagined and wanted when I first knew I wanted to be a physician, but wasn't sure existed. Having babysitters, I mean family, nearby is just frosting on the cookie. Speaking of cookies- I love them. If I wasn't in residency, I would open a Cookie Monster cookie shop. The only problem with that is I would probably eat all the dough, and there wouldn't ever be any cookies to sell. If you haven't figured out by now, I'm pretty much a big dork. This might be why I also love rollerblading. Fortunately for our baby, my husband is amazing so our little munchkin has some hope that his gene pool is not a lost cause. My husband and I are grateful and excited to be in such a great community to live and work.
Hi. I was born and raised in a small town in southwest Louisiana, DeeeeeRidder (j/k, it's just DeRidder). I lived there until I moved to Baton Rouge to attend college at LSU. At LSU, I studied biochemistry, chemistry and English, although, the best course I took was definitely a Louisiana politics class. After college, I deferred enrollment in medical school for a year and backpacked through Central and South America. When I returned for medical school, I was lucky enough to live in New Orleans, a city I love very much. I was pulled away from home when searching for residency programs and drawn to Fort Collins. I was drawn to the strong culture of family medicine and the dedicated and passionate faculty at Family Medicine Center. The unopposed training in Peds and OB, as well as medicine, was also a big draw. And, Fort Collins is a great community, with fantastic beer, biking and easy access to the mountain. In short, my lovely girlfriend Meghan and I are very happy to be here and looking forward to life in Colorado.
As a Colorado native, I am thrilled to be back in the Rocky Mountains. I've always known I would move back to Colorado but I told myself I would never do so at the expense of my training. Luckily I ended up getting the best of both worlds. I immediately felt at home with the residents, faculty and staff here. I was looking for an unopposed full spectrum residency program with extra exposure in OB, opportunities for more procedural training and a learning environment conducive to the residents-all of which are offered at this program. Side note-I think PVH has some of the best cafeteria food ever! I am excited to complete my residency in this town and can't wait to build lifelong friendships. It will be so nice to enjoy the Colorado summers after spending the past decade in the heat of AZ. I hope to take advantage of Mother Nature and her abundant outdoor playground. In addition to my outdoor hobbies, I enjoy traveling, reading, & spending time with my family and friends.
I grew up in the foothills of the Appalachians, so after 4 years in the flat coastal plains, I was ready to get back to the mountains. When I visited my cousin in Fort Collins for the Bohemian Nights music festival, I knew immediately that I had found my new home. Before medical school, I taught high school in rural Arkansas and developed a love for serving in rural communities. This residency program has everything that I was looking for to be able to get back to a small town one day. There is excellent training in full-spectrum family medicine and a community atmosphere makes everyone feel welcome. I know that I will finish with the skills and experience that I need to practice anywhere I go. I enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, cooking, playing sports, and just about anything that puts me on the water. Fort Collins is an incredible town that offers everything for work and play, and I couldn't be happier to be here!
I grew up in small town Utah and knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a doctor. My town had only family physicians who did everything from coughs and colds to delivering babies. I always knew that I wanted to do the same thing. After visiting Fort Collins during interview season, I loved the full spectrum training that the program provides, the beautiful area and especially the people. My wife, a former elementary teacher, loved the school system and the rest is history. We are so excited to be in Fort Collins. My wife and I have 2 children and we are looking forward to everything this incredible place has to offer.
Central Illinois is where I call home. I ventured away from the cornfields of Illinois to Michigan where I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology. During that time I traveled to Ecuador to study abroad for six months which is where I developed a fondness for salsa dancing. I then returned to the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Once I determined that family medicine was for me, my fiancé, Jackson, and I decided to explore residencies in Colorado. The program in Fort Collins caught my attention because it is dedicated to training well-rounded family doctors. It offers diverse electives and the residents and staff enjoy one another. Having never visited Fort Collins until my interview day, I instantly fell in love with the town and was excited about all of the outdoor activities Jackson and I would have at our fingertips – hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, snowboarding - not to mention the amazing view.
Growing up in Colorado I love the mountains and outdoors and feel so lucky to have been able to attend both medical school and now residency in this amazing state. I am excited to explore Fort Collins ice cream and brewery selections. (The former because who doesn't love ice cream? The latter later because my husband is a brewer.) We also look forward to enjoying the great outdoor activities.
I was born and raised in Plano, Texas, so I know firsthand that it's hard for most Texans to leave the state. Having said that, I knew it would be a privilege and a great opportunity to join the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program, and I'm excited to be here. I was attracted to so many things about the program- the people, the full-scope curriculum in an unopposed setting, and the fact that family practitioners are so well regarded in the area were just a few of the perks. While I'm still unsure as to the type of environment I will likely practice in, it's comforting to know that Fort Collins will prepare me for anything in the future. When I'm not working, you will most likely find me fly fishing and exploring the endless rivers and lakes that this unique and beautiful area has to offer. I also enjoy biking, golfing, and cooking.
My wife, Brianne, and I are excited to be in Fort Collins, Colorado. We're mountain people. The mountains are what we love. They're where we spend our time. We got engaged on the top of a mountain and were married on top of a mountain - end of story....or maybe just the beginning. We couldn't be happier ending up in Fort Collins on the other side of the Rocky's with such abundant recreation, beauty, and job opportunities such as the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program and the Poudre School District. If you don't find us in the hospital, clinic, or science classroom, we'll be out riding on the roads or trails with our dog, Canyon, fishing in Poudre Canyon, sailing, skiing, climbing, visiting our families in Utah (while doing one of these other things), or brewing beer as founders of the 'Dr. Recommended Brewing Co.' Thanks for checking us out!