Neil Liotta, MDBoise Program
Class of 2024
University of Washington School of Medicine
I am from Anchorage, AK where I grew up roaming the hills, fly fishing, and trying to make it as a competitive Nordic ski racer. I did my undergraduate work at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. There, the drive for ski racing transitioned to a love for the mountains and the Intermountain West. Later, while working as a commercial salmon fisherman in Dillingham, AK, I fell in love with the unique lifestyle that exists in rural Alaska.
This experience also led to an interest in the healthcare disparities that exist in rural Alaska and inspired a career in rural medicine via the University of Washington. My time at UW further cemented my interest in rural medicine and especially Family Medicine. Family docs have a varied skillset and broad training that allows them to be plopped down almost anywhere in the world to meet the needs of their community.
FMRI has been an amazing training program for Family Medicine. We work hard, and I think out residents are well trained for rural medicine. My fiancé, Alli and I are hoping to move back up to rural Alaska on graduating; location TBD.