Name, MD/DO + any additional degrees: Evan Barrios, MD
College/University: Baylor University
Medical School: UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX
Hometown: Katy, TX
Clinical and Research Interests: Burn
What were you looking for in a residency program?
The two most important things to me when I interviewed were fit and fellowships. I wanted a program that would not close any doors regarding fellowship opportunities. UF matches graduates competitively around the country across sub-specialties, including Pediatric Surgery. Most importantly, I wanted to fit in with the program and other general surgery residents. I saw how well everyone got along during my interview dinner, and I spoke with a current resident after the interview process who completely sold me on UF!
What are the strengths of the UF program?
The camaraderie between the residents; research opportunities; friendly and approachable attendings; Gainesville is a great place to raise a family; operative experience.
What do you like best about living in Gainesville? No traffic compared to big cities; housing is affordable
List of hobbies/interests: Spending time with my wife, son, and dog; going to the multiple beaches that are within 2 hours of Gainesville