Omar Syed, MD

Boise Program
Class of 2025

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Omar was born in Miami and raised in Tallahassee, a true Florida boy. After graduating from University of North Florida with a Bachelors in Psychology, he went on to Florida State. There, he also met his significant other, Emily. Not having seen enough tropical weather for one lifetime, Omar proceeded to the islands to complete medical school. The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine provided the breadth and diversity of family medicine. This is what drew him to the field, a notion that his clerkship at an FQHC helped to solidify.

Omar’s professional interests are broad, including behavioral health, underserved & homeless advocacy, and LGBTQ+ focused care. After graduation he hopes to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine, with a focus on community medicine and preventative education. He chose FMRI-Boise due to its broad training in emergency/wilderness medicine, procedures, and in-patient curriculum.

A selfie photo of Omar Syed (right) and his significant other Emily (left) hiking on a trail and ropes course in the background.

When not outside hiking or camping, he’s found eating food that is generally too spicy for his own good. As an avid jogger, he is thrilled to be moving to the Boise area and looks forward to exploring the diverse trails and foothills that Idaho has to offer. A lover of all animals, he will be tempted in adopting a few more while in Boise (only big dogs though). Above all else he is beyond excited to join the FMRI-Boise family, and is ecstatic to join a rigorous program that encompasses each and every interest both in and outside the hospital!

(No mom, I didn’t forget to bring a jacket.)