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Hideki Tsunoda, MD

  • Third Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?

I am not currently in a special track, but I am interested in medical education and Academic Medicine.

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?

I was impressed by the faculty's efforts to tailor each resident’s curriculum according to their interests to maximize the scope of education. I had the opportunity to do an observership at Shadyside. I was impressed by not only the residency training, but also the supportive atmosphere of the team. Everyone I encountered was very welcoming. I knew that I wanted to join a program with such an amazing, heartwarming team that strives to provide diverse opportunities.

What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

My long-term goal is to make full scope family medicine training more prevalent and appreciated. I want to make high quality primary care more universal in society through the power of education and research. To achieve this goal, in addition to gaining clinical knowledge and skills, I want to learn effective ways of teaching and precepting.  Also, I want to take part in research projects that reflect my goals. I believe that education and academic activities are as important as providing patients with holistic care because they help physicians grow and contribute to society.

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?

Karaoke, watching rugby, American TV dramas, nature activities with my pre-school children, travel.

Osaka, Japan