Jillian Gerrity, MDBoise Program
Class of 2026
University of California San Diego
Hello! I’m Jill. I grew up in Sunnyvale, CA, where I spent most of my childhood playing sports and serving as the perfect practice dummy for my three older brothers’ WWF wrestling moves. Despite my teenage angst telling me to flee, I stuck around the bay area to attend Santa Clara University, where I received a BS in Biology and Public Health Science.
After graduating, I spent a year as a research lab manager and two years volunteering and living at a children’s home in rural Honduras. The kids there taught me Spanish, beat me countless times in marbles, and, as the health care coordinator, reaffirmed my passion for underserved medicine.
I eventually returned to the US to attend medical school at the University of California, San Diego, where I was involved in research and the student-run free clinic. After loving every clinical rotation and realizing my favorite part of medicine is building relationships with patients, it was clear that Family Medicine was the perfect fit. Some of my clinical interests include underserved medicine, procedures, and LGBTQIA+, reproductive, and global health. I am overjoyed to explore these interests and receive excellent full-spectrum training at Full Circle Health in Boise!
Outside of medicine, I enjoy teaching myself new skills and am currently an aspiring amateur home project starter, sewer, and pianist. More than anything, I love spending time with my wonderful partner, Amanda, and our senior (but young at heart!) dogs. We’re ecstatic to be trading in the beach and desert for mountains and seasons and can’t wait to explore all the beautiful outdoors that Idaho offers!