PM&R Resident Spotlight: Dr. Florence John

PM&R Chief Resident, Dr. Amanda Day, spearheaded a fun initiative for the community to get to know our residents. The PM&R resident spotlight is on senior resident and outgoing chief, Dr. Florence John!

Why UMN PM&R?
I loved the culture of the program and felt it was the perfect fit for me. Resident support is an integral part of the program from faculty, staff, and an awesome Program Director! There are also opportunities to pursue whatever focus we find a passion for within the field of PM&R.

What have been your favorite experiences during your PM&R residency? 
Getting to know my co-residents and the faculty. The camaraderie and support amongst our residents and faculty is second to none and really fostered a great learning environment for me. Some experiences I'll definitely remember include the great teaching from our faculty, fun times with my co-residents at didactics, and attending several academic conferences. And I could not have hoped for more caring, fun PGY4s to take this journey with! I will miss them!

As you graduate, what advice would you give to your fellow PM&R residents?
Have the courage to seek out opportunities to enhance your learning and get you out of your comfort zone. Once you take those first steps, you won't regret it. Also, work hard and always be willing to help in whatever way you can with the capacity that you have, it goes a long way.

What do you love about Minnesota?
Beautiful lakes, change of seasons and spending time with my family.

What are your post-grad plans?
Starting as faculty with the UMN Department of Rehabilitation Medicine as a physiatrist with a focus in Cancer Rehabilitation.

What are some fun facts about yourself?

  • Though I am often one of the quietest people in a room, I was part of the debate team in high school.
  • I love to travel and learn about other cultures, and hope to expose my children to much of the same!
  • I love to cook- especially Indian food!!

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