Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
Wash U had all the things I was looking for in a residency program – a focus on resident education, strong surgical skills, numerous research opportunities, exposure to all the subspecialty services alongside topnotch generalist instruction, and an incredible academic reputation. However, it was when I felt immediately connected to the residents and faculty I met during my interview day that I knew this was the place for me, and I have been incredibly happy with the choice I made!
What do you like best about being a resident here at WashU?
The camaraderie between the residents, fellows, and attending physicians. I feel that we are all working together to help our patients, and it makes it easy to come to work every day.
What are your career goals/interests/Fellowship plans?
I am currently applying to gynecologic oncology fellowship programs with a plan to continue a clinical and research career in academic gynecologic oncology.
Awards & Honors:
2018: Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2018 Outstanding Resident
2018: 2nd place oral presentation at St. Louis OBGYN Society
2018 Spring Research Symposium
2016: Women’s Health Research Scholar Certificate
2016: Michelle M. Battistini, MD Award for Excellence in OB/GYN
2016: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2015: Bertha Dagan Berman FOCUS Medical Student Fellowship in Women’s Health Grant
2013: Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Scholarship from the American Federation of Aging Research
2012: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
2010-2011: Pincus-Magaziner Family Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant
What do you do outside of work?
I love being outdoors, whether that is hiking, running, cycling, or swimming, and I participate in running and triathlon races whenever possible. I also love to hang out with my co-residents exploring all the amazing St Louis restaurants and bars at weekly happy hours.
Fun fact: My last name, Huepenbecker, is German and translates to “Pretzel Baker”
Fellowship Plans: Gyn Oncology at University of TX—MD Anderson