UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology: https://health.ucdavis.edu/otolaryngology/ I think there's a lot of things that make UC Davis E and T program special. It's filled with amazing people. These are great surgeons, they're great scientists uh in the great humans. We have residents both from the West Coast and the East Coast and now we have a nice representation from the midwest as well. I provided a great culture, strong surgical training and faculty members who were invested in me and really wanted me to succeed. Everyone was really friendly and kind and I thought this is a place I could really happily spend five years. I felt like every faculty member had really read my application and was asking questions to try and get a sense of who I was and what I'd be like to work with and not just am I going to be a successful research resident program. I felt like they were looking for someone that they would be able to help develop their career as well as possible. The team, including faculty and staff and trainees alike all work together toward a common mission of academic and clinical excellence. The culture of our program is warm and it embraces education is one of our, our absolute core missions. As you keep going. The surgeries get more advanced and the decision making as natural as it does. It gets more advanced as well. The environment is an environment where you want to make everyone better and constantly improving, but you want them to be the best person they can be One of the other things that really impressed me about the department here at UC Davis was the breadth of training. There are very few, if any other otolaryngology departments that have the entire gamut of otolaryngology so well represented. I think that we have great opportunities both clinically and with research um for all sorts of academic pursuits as well as any sort of individual practice. UC Davis has a lot of technologies that are available at the highest tertiary care institutions. But really for me, the best resources are the people in our department. Faculty are amazing and more often than not, my own residents are my best resource. Sacramento itself is very easy to live in. It's affordable for California. It's accessible to a lot of culturally diverse things. You know, the cuisine here is very diverse, the bars and the neighborhoods and the farmer's markets, which is my favorite downtown. There's like the Crocker Museum, which is cool. The music scene is actually pretty great here too. It's all very doable. Even as a surgical resident, you can go to napa wine country. We've signed up to a few club memberships, mendocino in a rugged cliffs and choppy waters and cool breeze in the middle of the summer. My wife and I like to take our dog backpacking up towards Lake Tahoe. That's the thing about living here is, there's all these world class things within three or four hours away. I think I have something to do pretty much every single day of the week. There's like things to do for everyone. You don't have to be one kind of person to enjoy life out here. I am living my best life. Mm hmm.