Jason Biehl, MD
- PGY2 Resident
- Rambach Award recipient, 2010
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Did you always want to be a doctor?
My whole childhood I was convinced I was going to work in automotive desig. My desk was always covered in designs I made: sports cars, SUVs, sedans and even minivans. I still have a passion for cars, however, I wanted a ‘normal’ college experience so I attended Notre Dame where I developed an interest in medicine. Thank you liberal arts education I guess? In the end, I chose medicine because I enjoy the diversity it provides. I have a special interest in medical education and plan to work with the medical school faculty on their curriculum evaluation and renewal.
What helped you make it through intern year?
Definitely the housestaff. I was told over and over again that intern year would be the ‘worst year of my life,’ however, it was actually great fun (that doesn’t mean I’d do it again, Dr Wayne). I never dreaded coming to work because my fellow interns and residents were so great to work with. They’re an intelligent, affable, professional and often times hilarious group of people that helped make me a better person and better doctor.
Even back when I was applying for residency I had a feeling that only great and friendly people work for Northwestern. There was a palpable sense of camaraderie at NMH and over tha last year my initial hunch was confirmed. People here genuinely enjoy working together to perform cutting edge research, provide excellent clinical care and educate the next generation of doctors.
“I lived in Fremantle, Australia for 6 months during my junior year of college. Additionally, I spent 6 weeks working in a TB clinic in Nakuru, Kenya between my first and second years of medical school.”
Where can we find Dr. Biehl after hours?
All my co-residents know where to find me on Thursday nights – the Houndstooth bar in Wrigleyville for country music night. When I’m not two-steppin’ or line dancing, I can be found pullin for my fighting irish or Detroit sports teams. Vacations are spent on the slopes or the lake with my family or traveling the country and the world to visit my friends.
I love this city because it has so much to offer and it has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Random people say hi on the street which is very refreshing. I love that Chicago provides everything you’d want in a big city (the arts, sports, diversity) but feels small and easy to maneuver. Plus, we get all four seasons – a great stretch of beach at which to spend the summer days and a cold snowy winter to make you long for summer (or cross country ski).