PLFSOM Student Profiles of the Week

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

NAME:  Michael MattinglySP - Michael Mattingly pic

Expected Graduation Year:  2016

Age: 27

Hometown: Midlothian, Texas

What made you decide that medicine is the career for you?
It represents a perfect balance between my educational interests and goal of improving the health of the community I live in.

Where do you see yourself five years after completing your residency program?
I see myself working with a group practice in a suburban area.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Going to Scenic Drive at sunset.

What do you do in your downtime?
I enjoy time with my wife and daughter, read fiction novels, and watch Game of Thrones

Three words that describe you:
Motivated, caring, and friendly.

Something about you that not many people may know:
Technically, I have lived in 46 states. When I was in the fifth grade my family sold our house, bought a R.V., and traveled the continental United States for a year.

 

Name: Arianna NassiriNassiri, Ariana

Expected Graduation Year:  2016

Age: 29

Hometown: Houston, TX

What made you decide that medicine is the career for you?
A series of experiences in life led me to medicine.

Where do you see yourself five years after completing your residency graduation?
Five years after residency: fresh out of a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship working in a peds ER somewhere.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Hiking the Franklin mountains on my day off.

What do you do in your downtime?
Hang out with my dog Calvin.

Three words that describe you:
Passionate, determined, and silly.

Something about you that not many people may know:
I can sing a mean melody line.