When I began my search for residency programs I knew that I wanted to find a location that would provide me with an education that will prepare me to become a primary care physician in a rural area, but just as important I wanted to find a place where I felt like I fit in. From the moment that my interview began I could tell that ETSU-Kingsport was different. The relationship between residents and the faculty was special and it felt like a family. This made the decision for my wife, Stephanie and I to move to Tennessee easy because we knew that there was plenty of support waiting for us here. Steph and I both enjoy outdoor activities, sports, and our two dogs Charles Barkley and Izzy.