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  Division of General Internal Medicine

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Fellowships in General Internal Medicine


HOLLY THOMAS, MD, MS (‘14)

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh





WHAT & WHERE WAS YOUR RESIDENCY?

I completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (2009-2012). I was overjoyed to return to Pittsburgh for a General Internal Medicine Fellowship in Women’s Health and Clinical Research (2012-2014).

HOMETOWN

I am originally from a town of about 3400 people in southeast Nebraska called Auburn. When I was growing up, there was only one stoplight, but now there are 2!

EDUCATION

I attended Yale University from 2001-2005 and obtained a BA in Renaissance Studies while also completing the required coursework to enroll in medical school. I graduated with distinction in my major. I then chose the University of Pittsburgh for medical school (2005-2009), impressed by the creativity and intelligence of the faculty. During this time, I obtained an Area of Concentration certificate in women’s health. My final degree was a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh (2012-2014).

GIM FELLOWSHIP TYPE

Clinical Research/Women’s Health

WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW

I am a women’s health physician scientist and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh with a special interest in female sexual function during midlife and older age. My current work is supported by an institutional career development award. I maintain a clinical practice as a primary care physician and attending on the hospital wards. I am also frequently involved with medical student and resident teaching, particularly with the Women’s Health Elective.

REFLECTIONS ON YOUR TRAINING

The training I received through the ICRE program was invaluable. It provided the ideal breadth and depth of knowledge for what I am doing today. The women’s health fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest and most well-established in the nation. Graduates of this program go on to be leaders in women’s health clinical practice, teaching, and research all over the US.

WHY PITTSBURGH?

I think Pittsburgh is the ideal size. It’s big enough that there is lots to do – like restaurants and cultural events – but small enough where it’s easy to get around and affordable. There are lots of beautiful parks!