Tracy Bank, M.D.

Program: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Year: OG-2

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Undergrad: Stanford University

Med school: Columbia University College of Physicians & surgeons

Why I chose Christiana Care and Delaware: I picked CCHS because: I’d heard for years that Christiana was the “happiest” place to train, but I wasn’t quite sure what that looked like until my interview day. Between the welcome speech and the interview questions themselves, which felt genuinely intended to get to know me as an actual person and learner, beyond my resumé, it was as though everything promoted by the program aligned completely with my educational values. The excitement with which the faculty and residents spoke about quality improvement and research projects, and the wealth of opportunities to be involved in these projects, was inspirational. I was searching for a supportive community that cared enthusiastically about patients, each other, and the future of medical education, where I could develop very strong surgical skills and emerge prepared for fellowship; check back with me through the rest of my time at Christiana, but I’m pretty confident I found it!