In 2011, after completing her pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, Alisha West, MD, knew she wanted to work in an academic hospital. “If you look at medicine in general, the future and the progress lie in the academic institutions where they’re doing the research and they’re teaching the residents,” she said. She is now a pediatric head and neck surgeon with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health.
Explore this issue:October 2017
Eric Mansfield, MD, was drawn to private practice after serving four years as an otolaryngologist in the United States Army. In the structured environment of the military, “there were always people above you who were making decisions for you,” he said. “I knew I didn’t want to work in another system where I couldn’t make my own decisions.” In 2001, he opened his private practice in Fayetteville, N.C.
If you look at medicine in general, the future and the progress lies in the academic institutions where they’re doing the research and they’re teaching the residents —Alisha West, MD