Name: Carlene Schleisman
Hometown: Born in Waverly, Iowa but grew up in Middleton, Wisconsin
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Life before med school: A couple of highlights of college for me were playing soccer and studying abroad in Peru. I entered med school right after college.
Med school: University of Wisconsin
Worst/best job: Best job was working in the playroom at a children's hospital. Worst job was working in retail- I never want to see a steamer again.
Hobbies: CrossFit, cards/board games/anything that lets me exercise my competitiveness, cooking and trying new foods, Netflix binging, exploring the outdoors, road trips, people watching in airports
Favorite band: This is season and mood dependent, but while writing this I am listening to The Decemberists station on Pandora.
Favorite movie: The Breakfast Club
Why Albuquerque: I was initially interested in the program because of the things I had heard about it from some EM residents at my home program- high patient acuity, strong reputation, and great people. I was also hoping to leave the Midwest and its winters for the Southwest and new outdoor adventures. On my interview I fell in love with the people, location, and overall vibe of the program.