Name, MD/DO + any additional degrees: Dijoia Darden, MD
College/University: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Clinical Interests: Trauma/Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
What were you looking for in a residency program? Supportive environment
What are the strengths of the UF program? All of the faculty and my co-residents are supportive and work to help each other thrive in which ever specialty they choose. There are also many opportunities for research to jump-start your academic career.
What do you like best about living in Gainesville? No limit on outside activities. Gainesville is close to many springs for kayaking/canoeing. Beaches are also very accessible.
List of hobbies/interests: weightlifting, piano/guitar