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John Wallace, MD


Where are you from?
Round Hill, VA
What are your learning and teaching interest areas?
I am most interested in spending this preliminary year in internal medicine learning how physicians think so that I may be useful to them and to patients in my future career as a radiologist. I also have an interest in teaching using questioning for deeper learning.
What excites you the most about starting residency?
Being able to use these past years of education in the real world is what is most exciting to me about residency. I also look forward to the increased responsibility and reward of delivering patient care as a physician versus as a student.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
My free time is spent playing guitar with my fiancé, engaging in outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, skiing, and swimming, reading non-fiction or sci-fi/fantasy novels, and visiting with family. Montana’s landscape is unique and new to me and I really look forward to spending the next year experiencing all there is to offer.
What are some of your academic achievements?
In my undergraduate career, I graduated with a BS in Cellular, Molecular, and Physiological Biology from Christopher Newport University; while there I participated in research investigating the photodegradation of 17 beta-estradiol. During my fourth year of medical school, I was published as first author on a case report in “Radiology Case Reports” documenting a case of cystic hypophysitis mimicking metastatic melanoma.
During the summer between my first and second years of medical school, I traveled to Source Philippe, Haiti for a ten-day mission trip. I triaged patients in a small clinic, assisted in construction projects, and played guitar during gatherings with the community during my time in the village. My experiences there revealed many harsh realities of poverty, but also demonstrated that there are things more important than material wealth.
After my internship with Billings Clinic, I will join Baylor-Scott & White for a Diagnostic Radiology Residency.

We will start interviewing applicants from late October to January.