Starting my residency at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine was a blessing and a dream come true. Since my interview I felt that this program was one of the few that are great teaching programs. The program has wonderful and knowledgeable staff that are willing to teach you, work with you as a family, and together create a wonderful working and learning environment. Being also a teaching program, this has encouraged me to rank it higher because I knew teaching medical students would definitely help me enrich my knowledge. I am so proud of being here. Kalamazoo is a great place to live. Having my family nearby was also a positive. After having my baby boy in August, I feel like I can spend the rest of my life in this beautiful, family friendly, quiet and yet full of great activities, part of Michigan.