Sarah Bardwell, MDNampa Program
Class of 2024
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Sarah was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, as the oldest of three children to an artist and home renovation contractor. She is one in a long line of activists that have struggled for civil and workers’ rights. After high school she traveled around the country learning about grassroots community work in other states and returned to Denver to found a community food redistribution organization and a free community bicycle shop.
At the age of 26 she decided she wanted to improve her capacity to serve the public by going into health care. She received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Colorado Denver and went on to medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During her second year of medical school she met the love of her life and partner, Sean, and they have been taking every opportunity since then to enjoy national parks and explore the beauty of the Rocky Mountain and southwest regions. After her third year of medical school she took a year to study in Mexico and Peru and improved her Spanish, so that she could offer bilingual services to her patients.
Sarah is passionate about providing excellent patient-centered care and is thrilled to bring her love and dedication to the Treasure Valley. In addition to enjoying the bounty of the outdoors, she enjoys live music, theater and dance, reading young adult novels in Spanish, weightlifting, and good meals with wonderful people.