Ellen Shank

Medical School

UC Davis

Where are you from?

Silicon Valley/Sierra Nevada Foothills, CA


Whitewater rafting, backpacking, climbing, most outdoorsy things. Also church, learning languages, sustainability, poetry, health policy.

Why did you choose UCDavis EM?

The people, program and location: lots of lovely co-residents who are excited to hang out with each other, administration that is kind and really receptive to residents' desires, and proximity to the Sierra Nevadas for all kinds of outdoor adventures while still having the county hospital feel by serving our mid-sized California capitol city.