Madison Campbell, MD, was part of the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus's inaugural graduating class. She is now a first-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Med Center Health, a regional health system that partnered with the college to establish its regional campus.

Q: Why did you want to pursue your residency at Med Center Health?

A: I wanted to pursue my residency at Med Center Health because of the wonderful people that I met during my clinical rotations there. All of the doctors, nurses, and staff at Med Center Health have a genuine passion for medicine that is evident in their daily interactions with patients and their commitment to providing quality health care. These are characteristics that I value and hope to emulate in my future practice, so it made sense to immerse myself in this culture of caring while I fine tune my clinical skills over the next four years.

Q: Why did you pick your specialty?

A: Obstetrics and gynecology is a unique specialty due to the fact that you can see a wide variety of patients and pathology in a given day. You have the opportunity to be there for patients during some of the happiest and sometimes, unfortunately, the saddest moments of their lives. As a provider, I have a passion for advancing the field of women’s health and supporting other females as they navigate their medical issues and our health care system by providing compassionate, evidence-based care.

Q: Why did you want to stay in Bowling Green, Ky., for residency?

A: When I came to Bowling Green over four years ago, before even being accepted to the medical school, I met with Dr. Todd Cheever (associate dean) and remember him sharing the purpose of establishing the UK College of Medicine’s first satellite campus in Bowling Green – to train physicians in Kentucky for Kentucky. As a native of Elizabethtown, Ky., I wholeheartedly bought into this mission and committed to four years of undergraduate medical education at this campus in support of a vision of increasing the number of physicians serving the Commonwealth.

Thankfully, with the establishment of several residency programs at Med Center Health, I was given the opportunity to continue on my path to fulfill this mission while serving a community that has supported my inaugural classmates and me immensely over the past four years.

Q: What are your career aspirations?

A: Currently, I plan to practice general obstetrics and gynecology somewhere in Kentucky once I complete my residency program; however, I know that life is full of surprises, so I am excited to see what I end up doing and where once I am practicing on my own!