Derek Thackston, MD
Department: Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Farmville, VA
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Why VCU EM: The people at VCU make this program great. The training we get is exceptional. All around a wonderful place to train.
Favorite thing to do in RVA: Eat desserts! Shyndigz and Proper Pie are my favorite places for sweets.
Best kept RVA secret: Richmond ranks around third or fourth most tattooed city in the nation.
Fun fact: I have a pet cow named Freckles. She was a gift when I graduated college, and she lives at home with my grandparents on our farm.