"I chose to attend Stanford because it is a world class institution that does groundbreaking research but also cares deeply about the individual lives and careers of its trainees."
It took a great deal of internal fortitude and some external guidance to help Josh Biddle, MD, as a troubled teenager find his way to becoming the second-year resident in Internal Medicine he is today. A graduate of UC-Berkeley and medical school at UCSF, Josh is pursuing his interest in global medicine by way of the Global Health residency track.
His day-to-day work involves supervising interns on an inpatient team, working with and learning from fellows and attendings on a consult service, on an outpatient rotation seeing specialty patients, or in a primary care clinic. For six weeks this year he will work nights admitting patients and helping to supervise interns.
Josh’s interest in medicine arose during his early education at City College of San Francisco where he feels he got an incredible foundational science education. That interest expanded when he got a summer job working at the UCSF lung biology center studying mesothelioma. He later volunteered at San Francisco General Hospital’s ER and as a medical assistant at Glide’s Free Health Clinic.
Josh refers to the personal attention that is shown to each Stanford resident as his “favorite thing. It’s not just about obtaining superb clinical training,” he says, “but it also genuinely feels like people care about me as a person and the shape and trajectory of my career.” He ends by describing his fellow residents as “completely amazing, super smart, friendly, hardworking, and selfless.”