Karen Abich-Carracedo, MD

Hometown: Santiago de Cuba

Career Goals: General pediatrics for now, perhaps fellowship

Why UNM: UNM Pediatric Residency Program has the perfect combination I was looking for: attends a diverse patient population, has incredible learning opportunities and has a strong advocacy program. On the day of my interview I found that the program combines academics, patient care, community projects and research in a teamwork based environment, and I could not see myself anywhere else but at UNM.

Favorite Things About UNM: I love how friendly are the residents, faculty and staff of the hospital.

Favorite Things About NM: The mountains, that make me feel at home, and the kindness of the people are my favorite things. I love to do outdoors activities with my family, but I really enjoy simple things like going to the park with my son and seeing the beautiful Sandia Mountains at sunset.