Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Representative – Jessica Pentlarge, OMS II

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Best thing about Utah? The stunning natural landscapes are my favorite part about living in Utah.

Favorite way to de-stress: I destress by going to a yoga class, journaling, or going on a walk while listening to my favorite music. Connecting with family and friends is also a great stress reliever.

Fun fact: I was a competitive swimmer for 16 years!

Why family medicine? I love family medicine because of the lasting relationships formed with patients, the focus on preventative care, and the diversity of problems family med physicians get to treat. I want to be a physician that provides a solid foundation for my patients to live their healthiest lives and empower them to be proactive in their health and I feel family medicine would allow me to do that.