Grace Amadi, MD – PGY1 Hello! I grew up in Northville, MI and went to Duke University for undergrad, where I double majored in art history and biology. I returned back home for medical school at the University of Michigan. Though I went straight from college to medical school, I took a year off between my third and fourth year of medical school and did several things including working as a server at a restaurant, substitute teaching (every subject from cosmetology to math), starting a health coaching program at a free health clinic, and teaching a course about the intersections between art and medicine to second year medical students at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. I decided on family medicine during my third year, when I realized that I loved the challenge of taking care of people of all ages, wanted to build meaningful, longitudinal relationships with my patients, and wanted to better understand and advocate for my patients in the context of their family and community. I chose Jefferson because of its commitment to providing great quality care to the surrounding community as well as its attention to providing a great educational experience to residents and preparing them to do whatever they want in the future. I look forward to a great three years in Philadelphia!