Rebecca Goodwin, MD
Department: Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine
Hometown: Boise, ID
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Academic interests: Social determinants of health, palliative care
Hobbies: Backpacking, biking
Why VCU EM: As part of the combined EM-IM program, I loved the EM side. The faculty are warm, welcoming and driven. The volume of trauma and medicine are well balanced and on par with big cities I've been in previously, yet Richmond itself doesn't feel like an overwhelmingly large city. All the good stuff for training without the traffic.
Favorite thing to do in RVA: Lately, mountain biking has become my new favorite pastime with easy city-based access and bigger trails less than 20 minutes away.
Best kept RVA secret: FREE art museum! VMFA is one of the most impressive collections I've seen and did I mention it was FREE to the public?
Fun fact: My dog weighs as much as I do, more now that he has figured out how the automatic cat feeder works.