Amanda McKeith, MD

MD: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Academic / Professional Bio: 

Where are you from?     
I was born and raised in Freeland, Mi
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?    
I was looking for a program that provided excellent full-spectrum training in a variety of settings with a culturally diverse patient population. Focused on working with underserved populations and academic excellent and offered training in the specific areas of Integrative Medicine, Global Health, and Women’s Health. The warm sunny location was a cherry on top!
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?    
 Sun, sun, and more sun! Coming from a state with seemingly endless winter and perpetual grey skies desert life is very alluring. The tacos and excellent hiking are a bonus!
What are your interests or hobbies outside of Medicine?    
I’m an amateur outdoor enthusiast with a love for hiking, camping, and downhill skiing. I love to dance particularly classical Ballet, Swing, and Latin dance. Additionally, I enjoy tinkering around in the kitchen endeavoring to be more like Julia Child.
What are your professional interests within medicine?     
I am interested in making integrative medicine more accessible to underserved populations particularly with in the refugee and global health sphere.
Favorite way to spend a day off?    
Going on hikes with my pup Archie, catching up with friends over happy hour, and tending to my ever-growing collection of house plants.
Top items on your "Bucket list"?
1. Learn to fly an airplane
2. Sail the Greek Islands
3. Hike a portion of Patagonia
4.  Learn to scuba dive