After spending my entire life in Kansas I decided to pursue a residency outside of my home state. Years ago I spent a summer in Kalispell, I remembered how beautiful it was and how much I loved the open outdoors in Montana. I decided to apply to the internal medicine program in Billings on a whim. When I arrived for my interview I was greeted by beautiful weather and friendly smiles all the way around. People in Montana are some of the friendliest people around. The faculty members were down to earth and easy to talk to. The residents treated me like I was already one of them. Billings was a long way from home, but I knew that I would have a new family of residents close by. When I toured the hospital and clinic I saw a well-run organization with staff that not only cared deeply about the patients, but also prided themselves in the quality of care that was provided. I was still hesitant about a newer residency, so far from home. Now that I’m here I don’t regret it for a second. It’s truly a great place to be.