Joe Loring, MDLoring surfing

Medical School: Tulane University

Hometown: Kansas City

Career Goals: Rural pediatrics, at-risk youth, community health and public health

Email: jmloring@salud.unm.edu

Why UNM is My Choice for Residency: I chose UNM because I wanted to train at an academic program that was the primary children’s hospital for a large geographic area but still had a “community” or “rural” feel, that had a diverse patient population, and that allowed for resident autonomy. UNM fulfills although of those criteria.

Favorite Things About UNM: The environment is very laid-back and supportive, attending all treat residents with respect, and we are given the right amount of autonomy

Favorite Things About NM: In New Mexico it is pretty much impossible to run out of things to do outdoors or interesting things to see. New Mexico is one of the most beautiful and unique states in the country. And the people are so warm and friendly.