Nasrin Akter, MD

MD: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Academic / Professional Bio: 

Where are you from?
Bangladesh and Brooklyn, NY
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?
I wanted a broad-spectrum family medicine training with adequate ob-gyn procedures so that I can work in low-resourced settings both in the US and abroad. I was drawn to the South Campus program’s global health track, and its rural rotations, which I thought were a unique aspect of the program that would allow me to experience the greatest breadth of family medicine practice. On my interview day, I felt welcomed and saw that the faculty were dedicated to resident education and helping us meet our career goals. There is so much more to like about the program – emphasis on working with the underserved, patient advocacy, refugee clinics, friendly residents – I am very grateful to be here.
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?
Sunny days, warmer winters, beautiful sunsets, experiencing a completely different climate and geography than what I was used to before
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?
Hiking, playing board games (my current favorite is Dixit), badminton, writing poetry/short stories, reading sci-fi/fantasy, improving my Bangla language skills
What are your professional interests within medicine?  
I am interested in global health and health equity.
Favorite way to spend a day off?
My ideal day off would be as follows: I take the opportunity to sleep in, have a large breakfast with my husband, go out to hike, eat out for dinner, and then come home and watch some TV.
Top item on your "Bucket list"?
Go to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and eat some amazing plov