The Student Association of the ACOFP continues to partner with Resident Council on the “Resident Council Spotlight Series” of personal interviews and articles. We are excited about the insights and perspectives our residents provide students in planning for residency and engaging in volunteer opportunities within ACOFP.
For our next article in the series, students interviewed Jordan Wong, DO, to learn more about his residency program, what being a part of ACOFP means to him and what advice he has for students.
Meet Jordan Wong, DO
Family Medicine Resident, PGY-3
CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY/SAMPSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM
CLINTON, NORTH CAROLINA
Why did you choose this residency program?
I chose my program for several reasons:
- Being unopposed. As someone who wants to practice fairly “full spectrum’” family medicine, a program that allowed me to practice medicine without competition from other subspecialties was paramount.
- Rural. As a family medicine physician, rural medicine offers a set of unique challenges, but also gives you opportunities to practice a wider breadth of medicine than urban family medicine.
- Location. As a resident of North Carolina, I wanted to be back in the region with family and friends.
What is a typical day like in your life as a resident?
My day is incredibly variable – my morning could be spent seeing patients in clinic, lunch could be spent in the operating room for a cesarean section, and my afternoon can be spent on the floor managing my inpatient panel. The variability of my day provides me a lot of excitement and challenge in residency.
Why did you choose family medicine?
I have always wanted to be a “do it all” physician. As a family medicine physician, I can function in the unique capacity of caring for someone when they enter this world and when they leave it. This breadth of practice is incredibly stimulating and rewarding.
Were you involved with ACOFP as a student?
Yes, I volunteered as a student peer review intern for Osteopathic Family Physician and served on the Editorial Committee.
What is your one word of advice to students?
Presence—medical school and residency are incredibly busy, and life seemingly passes you by. Be present in every part of this journey because it’s one that rarely anyone else gets to enjoy.