Lauren Rice, MD

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I was born and raised in a small city just south of Boston where I kept busy playing sports, such as gymnastics, dancing, soccer, and figure skating. I also spent a lot of time traveling to places like Russia and Australia as part of a student ambassador program. I became interested in medicine at a young age and was able to gain some exposure to health care by volunteering in a local Emergency Department during high school.
I attended Colgate University in central New York as an undergraduate where I was a Cellular Neuroscience major and spent some of my free time working as an EMT for the local volunteer EMS system. After graduating, I headed back home to Boston where I was a research assistant for an Emergency Department and a nursing assistant for a children?s hospital.
I moved to the Midwest for medical school where I studied at Saint Louis University and enjoyed being involved in the community through programs teaching HIV/AIDS awareness and child abuse prevention to local schools. During medical school, I continued to explore my interests in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics that had begun during my work in research and as a nursing assistant. I was happy to find out that I could pursue a career in both of these fields with the combined residency training program. I visited the University of Maryland as a fourth year medical student and discovered that the residents were hardworking, interested in patient care and personal growth, and very happy.
So far, I?ve found that residency at the University of Maryland is both challenging and rewarding, and I?m really enjoying being a part of this amazing team and getting to explore the great city of Baltimore. Please contact me if you have any questions about the program or life in Baltimore.