Jessica Rydberg, DO

Jessica Rydberg, DO

Name:
Jessica Rydberg

Hometown:
Pinetop, AZ

Where did you go for Undergraduate and Medical School?
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Medical school: AT Still University in Arizona

Career aspirations:
Hospitalist in a rural area

What was your first job?
I was a waitress at Captain Ron's Fish and Chips.  Our uniform was a t-shirt that said "I take out the trash at Captain Ron's"

Where is the furthest you've traveled from Omaha?
I went to Peru with my family during intern year! It is the most beautiful place I've ever been.

If you couldn't work in medicine, what would you do?
I serious debated whether to go to medical school or go to pastry school and open a bakery.  If I wasn't in medicine, I'd probably be baking scones and pies all day.

Best thing to do in Nebraska if you only had one day?
Spending the morning at the farmer's market, then taking my dog for a walk at Lauritzen Gardens or along the riverfront, and then going out for dinner at one of the many restaurants with a dog-friendly patio.

Most fond residency experience or memory up to this point?
It's hard to narrow it down! I've loved every moment that I get to spend with my fellow residents. One of my favorite memories is the annual holiday party - it's fun to see everyone dressed up and away from work!