Zoe Agoos, MD – PGY1 Hello! I’m originally from Boston, MA and then stayed in New England for college at Brown University. I was an anthropology major and did my thesis on ancient Mayan glyphs and ceramics (because why not!) as well as studying abroad on a comparative health program that took me to India, China, and South Africa. After graduating I moved back to Boston and worked as a research and academic assistant in global public health at Harvard Medical School for nearly four years before entering medical school myself at the University of Vermont. At UVM, I was involved with refugee health education and then was lucky enough to receive an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to start a Patient Navigator Program for non-working adults in the local Bhutanese refugee community. I was also a member of our student Wellness Committee and spent a summer working with the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Program in Gallup, NM working with Navajo Community Health Representatives. I chose family medicine because it will allow me to have longitudinal relationships with my patients and their families, and because this is the only field of medicine I encountered that really takes into account the psychosocial, cultural, and financial aspects of life that affect our patients’ health. I’m excited to be doing my residency at Jefferson because of the amazingly committed, talented, and passionate people here from the administration to the faculty to my coresidents. I’m looking forward to getting involved with the many underserved primary care efforts here, especially refugee health, and hoping that along the way I’ll be able to use some of my Spanish and American Sign Language.