Julie Ford (DO '22) | U.S. Air Force | Military Match Day 2022
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Julie Ford (DO '22) 
Match Day 2022

March 18, 2022

Students from the class of 2022 are celebrating the next step in their professional journey. Here they share what has inspired them along the way and what advice they would give to new students.

Julie Ford (DO '22) PCOM med student and Second Lieutenant, United States Air ForceWhere did you match?

I matched at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

What specialty did you match into and why did you choose this?

I matched into internal medicine—I want to be a flight doctor!

How did you feel when you found out you had matched?

I was very excited for the future and proud of myself for how far I've come.

What inspired you to pursue medicine?

I was inspired to pursue medicine because I want to be on the front lines, taking care of our servicemen and servicewomen who put their mind, body and soul into protecting our country. I want to give back to them and take care of them in a caring way, which I think they deserve.

What advice would you give to a first year student starting their journey?

I would tell a first-year medical student to make sure you make time for the things you love. Don't get sucked into the books and let life pass you by. You'll be happier and a much better doctor if you maintain balance.

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