Resident Reflections

As you consider the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville for your emergency medicine training, please read what our residents have to say as they look upon their experience with us:

Edwin Forrest, M.D.Edwin Forrest, M.D.
Former Chief Resident

"I am from outside of New Orleans, Louisiana and went to undergraduate and medical school at LSU. I chose the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville for residency because I wanted a residency program that provided an opportunity for a significant amount of procedures, many critically ill patients and resident autonomy. This program has provided all of that and more. Following residency, I plan on pursuing a fellowship in international emergency medicine and obtaining an MPH degree. Outside of medicine I enjoy reading, any sports—especially mountain biking and traveling."

Benjamin Lenhart, M.D.Benjamin Lenhart, M.D.
Former Chief Resident

"I was born and raised in Gainesville, FL and I still bleed orange and blue today. Although I thought that I was going to move further away after attending both undergrad and medical school at UF, I couldn’t resist coming to residency at UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville – Jacksonville. The level of acuity here is unmatched and I knew that if I could make it through this program, I would be ready for anything. After residency, I plan on practicing in a community hospital near the coast—somewhere warm and sunny. Eventually I would like to work in an academic setting. My interests include international emergency medicine and critical care. During my free time I enjoy traveling, college football, good beer, fishing and water sports."

John Lissoway, M.D.John Lissoway, M.D.
Former Chief Resident

"I was born and raised in the mountains of Los Alamos, New Mexico. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Spanish and spent a year studying abroad in Mexico. I then earned my medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. After graduation, my fiancé, an OB-GYN resident and I moved cross country to train at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. I enjoy the high volume, high acuity, inner-city emergency department character of UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. The beautiful beaches, sunshine and consistent, year-round surfing and kayaking conditions in Jacksonville are my sanctuary outside of the emergency department. After residency, I hope to pursue a fellowship in international or wilderness medicine."


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