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-Byron Etta, U.S. Army

University of Oregon

My interest to practice emergency medicine was nebulous as a first-generation African American who was instructed to be the first medical doctor in our family’s history. My resolve grew stronger after serving two year-long tours in Iraq as a combat medic. And after six years in Oregon, I now know how I would like to train and practice. Specifically, my goal is to train at an emergency medicine residency program serving a diverse socioeconomic population with a strong wilderness medicine and pediatrics presence.