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Laurent Palmatier, MD

Where are you from?
I am from Sonoma County, California.
What are your learning and teaching interest areas?
I am interested in all areas of internal medicine. Understanding complex illnesses and their appropriate managements in both the inpatient and outpatient setting appeals to me most.
What excites you the most about starting residency?
I feel very fortunate to be working alongside the attending physicians whom I have already studied under as a medical student. The opportunity to directly benefit patients and form meaningful relationships with them is exciting. I look forward to learning about the barriers faced in the rural practice setting, and hope to help in finding ways to surmount them. I am also motivated by the amount of medical knowledge I know I will learn and share with others throughout the next three years.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
I enjoy hiking, salsa dancing, meditation, learning foreign languages, traveling and snowboarding.
What are some of your academic achievements?
I have taken part in a variety of biomedical research projects during medical school as well as in my undergraduate training. Before medical school I earned a B.S. in Biophysics and an M.S. in Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.

We will start interviewing applicants from late October to January.