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Catherine Nguyen, M.D.

Catherine Nguyen, M.D. Class of 2018


Westminster, California



Medical School:

Creighton University School of Medicine

Why UC Irvine:

One thing I always knew during med school in Omaha (especially during frigid winter days), was that I needed to get myself home to beautiful sunny SoCal for residency. During my interview at UCI, I knew right away that this was where I wanted to be. My biggest personal criteria for choosing a residency program was simply how well I would fit in - which program had the "family" I wanted to be a part of. Throughout my interview day at UCI, I couldn't help but feel the "warm fuzzies" as each of the residents and faculty I met were truly the most genuine, down to earth, and passionate people I hoped to find in a residency, and I knew that these were "my people." Everything else UCI had to offer was a cherry on top.

Future Plans:

I love clinic, so I hope to work in an outpatient setting that will give me more opportunities to provide preventive care, serve a diverse population, see a wide range of medical conditions. Babies, kids, adults, the elderly - I'd love to see this type of variety in my every day practice