Oleksandra Pashchenko, MDBoise Program
Class of 2026
Hello! I’m Sasha. I was born in Ukraine and moved to small town Kansas with my mom and brother when I was 7 years old. During undergrad at Pittsburg State University, I spent a few years working as a scribe, CMA at a nursing home, and learning about global health through international travel to Honduras, Peru, and Kenya.
Medical school took me north to New Hampshire where I fell in love with maple syrup, cheese, pick-your-own farms, and shoveling snow off my car! During medical school I completed my family medicine rotations in Valdez, Alaska and rural Vermont which inspired me to pursue rural full-spectrum family medicine. I’m most excited about POCUS, wilderness medicine, and global health (hoping to go back to Ukraine to help).
I’m very excited to be a part of the Boise family medicine program with my husband/co-resident Tyler Shelby. We both have way too many hobbies, but some of my favorite things to do with my free time are gardening, camping, knitting, sewing, boardgames (and video games!), photography, painting/drawing, and attending renaissance festivals. I also love getting cozy on the couch with a good Netflix show, a fantasy/sci-fi novel, or crossword! My non-medical goal is to one day have a little homestead with some sheep/alpacas so I can make my own yarn. Why buy a sweater when you can spend months and months making yarn and knitting one instead?