Ave Maria University
Florida State University
Jennifer Rivera, MD
Playing piano, exercising, hiking, cooking Puerto Rican food, trying new things (like pickleball), & spending time with friends/family
Why did you choose VUMC Emergency Medicine?
I was initially drawn to this program for its high acuity, excellent didactics, and great collegiality amongst attendings and residents (to name the least). During my interview, I loved all my interactions with faculty and residents and knew from there that I wanted to join the Vandy fam!
What are your interests within Emergency Medicine?
Medical education, Simulation, Ultrasound
What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine?
I learned to scuba dive in Puerto Rico and it was one of my favorite memories. If I wasn't doing EM, I could see myself becoming a diving instructor
What's your 5-year plan?
Finishing residency and pursuing a role in med student and resident education. Also, getting a dog!
What's a random fact about you?
I grew up as a military brat and lived in many places including Japan