Jennifer Tran, MD
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Internship: Gundersen Health Transitional Year, La Crosse, WI
Why did you select the University of Wisconsin Dermatology Residency for your training?
The UW Dermatology department is truly like a family. As a medical student and research fellow in the dermatology department, I saw firsthand how tightknit and supportive the residents were of each other and the collaborative environment of the entire department. There was this incredible family feel and sense of comraderie that just wasn’t the same anywhere else. As a family-oriented person, it was important for me to go to a program where I knew I would be supported both professionally and personally. It was important that I had attendings who encouraged and pushed me to become the best physician/physician-researcher that I could be for my current and future patients. We get the opportunity to learn from ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT attendings and get well-rounded training in general, pediatric, complex, surgical and various subspecialities in derm. The incredibly strong commitment to teaching and mentorship here is invaluable. The great thing about UW is that the opportunities are endless, and you are encouraged to mold your training to fit your future career goals. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part this special UW derm family and would not have it any other way!
What do you enjoy about living in Madison?
I am originally from Dallas, TX and never thought I’d go to Wisconsin for medical school! Now, I have put down roots here with my husband and call Madison home. You get the perks of a “big city” without traffic congestion and are surrounded by super nice people – midwestern nice is a thing! We enjoy trying out the many delicious restaurants and going to events around the Capital Square including the local Farmer’s Market and Art Fair on the Square. We love that Madison is well-located for short day trips to go snowboarding (how we enjoy the cold and long winters) at Tyrol Basin or Cascade Mountain, hiking at Devil’s Lake in the summer/fall, or visit our extended family in Milwaukee and Chicago!