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María ‘’Pía’’ Castillo Trujillo, a second year Family Medicine resident at the University of Washington, is the recipient of the $250 gift card from 3RNet’s booth at the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City August 7-9. Conference attendees who registered on 3RNet.org were entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card, and Pía was randomly selected. Congrats, Pía!

We spent a few minutes visiting with Pía to find out more about what motivated her to register on 3RNet and why she is interested in practicing in a rural or underserved area one day.

What drew Pía to 3RNet’s booth?

“I mentioned my career interests in rural medicine to my residency coordinator during the AAFP conference and she put me in touch with the Washington 3RNet member,” Pía said. “I’m not sure if I’m going to do a fellowship or go into practice after residency, but I thought to be aware of a resource like that was important. I am also interested in loan forgiveness programs and I was attracted to a resource through which to find jobs that fit this as well as for my interests in rural medicine.” 

Pía is an R2 in the underserved track at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center. 

“I always envisioned working with an underserved population when I was applying to medical school,” Pía said. “I would like to one day help bridge the gap by providing care to the underserved in a country where medicine is very fragmented and difficult to access for some.”

Prior to starting her residency in Seattle, Pía attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, which helped nurture her interest in underserved populations.

“I am not entirely sure where I want to practice, but I know I want to work with a rural and underserved population. I’ve always been attracted to rural medicine,” Pía said. “I’m from Uruguay, so I’d ultimately like to find a practice where I could use my Spanish language skills. I also have an interest in migrant health issues, and would like to work somewhere where I can work with that type of population.”

We’re thrilled Pía took the time to register for free on 3RNet.org so she can search for jobs in rural and undeserved areas across the country and receive email updates when new jobs that match her interests are added. 

We’re even more excited she won a $250 gift card! Enjoy, Pía, and best of luck to you as you continue your residency!

María ‘’Pía’’ Castillo Trujillo - Winner of 3RNet's $250 Gift Card from AAFP

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