Samantha Bolz, MD
Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School
Why MacNeal? It seemed like a well-rounded program and I came to realize that I wanted to be somewhere that was more unopposed. There are opportunities in Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. The diverse patient population allows me to continue to develop and use my Spanish speaking in healthcare. It’s close enough to Chicago that I could live downtown, and has some great nearby neighborhoods as well. One thing that really stayed with me throughout the interview season was the people. It seemed like such a friendly, welcoming, down to Earth environment. It’s a family; the residents all get along really well and the attendings are open and supportive. When I’m walking around the hospital, it’s not uncommon that even the specialists will smile, say hello, and ask me how I’m doing. When you’re working, learning, and dedicating the hours that we do, the surrounding environment is incredibly important. I feel engaged, supported, and even though there will definitely be days when we are all exhausted, I really do enjoy my time at work and the people that I work with.
My interests in medicine include: Pretty much everything, that's why I chose FM. I love procedures. Sports Med.
Outside of medicine my interests include: Volleyball, hiking, pretty much anything outside, exploring all the good food in Chicago, traveling, practicing Spanish.