Edgardo Arrazola, MD

Hometown: Cartagena, Colombia
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Area of interest/future practice plans: Addiction Medicine/Inpatient/Outpatient

Why did you choose St. Josephs?
I was drawn to St. Joes because of the depth of its roots, the size of the class, and the gut feeling I had coming out of the interview. As a non-traditional applicant, I felt a well-developed and long-standing program was more likely to cater to different learning styles and different viewpoints. A large class would give me more opportunity to make friends and build connections to a new city. Finally, the gut feeling I left with was humility and a sincere drive to train successful doctors.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
The nearby trails and lakes are great. My favorite site so far is the Green Lakes. I like sharp-witted comedies, audio books I can listen to while I walk to work, role-playing games, and trying out new recipes on the weekends.