Mia Derstine MD » First Year
Mia Derstine MDChief Resident University of Michigan
Hi there! I’m Mia – born in Hong Kong, but moved to the south side of Evanston when I was 3, stayed for high school at ETHS, and college at Northwestern University. I had a chance to live in a few different places throughout my pre-medical school years, including Ecuador for a year, Ghana for a semester, and Japan for 15 months. After exploring the world, I decided to go into medicine. I feel very lucky to have gone to the University of Michigan Medical School, along with two other of my co-residents! While at UMMS I found a love for the pace and diversity of emergency medicine, and was delighted to see all the opportunities for both patient and student education in that setting. I knew I wanted to train in a large urban setting for residency, and am so excited to be returning to the city of Chicago to serve a diverse patient population on the South Side, and become part of the family at UChicago.
When not at the hospital I love traveling, doing Vinyasa yoga, dancing – especially Polynesian and hip-hop, bouldering, cooking healthy Japanese/Chinese food, and binge watching trashy action movies (the Fast and Furious franchise is my favorite). Can’t wait to be home in my favorite city in the world and be a Cubs fan in Sox territory.