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Resident of the month; Bryndis Grissom, DO

From left, Andrew Nguyen, DO, and Bryndis Grissom, DO

From left, Andrew Nguyen, DO, and Bryndis Grissom, DO

Name: Bryndis Grissom, DO

Medical school you attended/year you graduated: University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Residency/fellowship at UNMC: Psychiatry 

Program director: Daniel Gih, MD 

How long is your training program and how long have you been at UNMC? 

Psychiatry residency is four years long. I am in my second year. 

What do you like the most about your training program?

My favorite thing about my program is my incredible co-residents and the amazing, approachable attendings. I also love that my program is transparent, emphasizes diversity and inclusion and prioritizes resident wellness. 

What challenges do you foresee in graduate medical education in the future? 

A huge challenge that I see in graduate medical education in the future is the increasing burden of documentation, leading to a disproportionate time spent on computers as compared to being at bedside with our patients. 

List some accomplishments that you are proud of: 

  • Rescuing my dog, Sadie, in college in the literal woods of East Texas! 
  • Obtaining my MPH concurrently with medical school.
  • Successfully couples matching to UNMC with my now husband (shout out to Andrew Nguyen, DO, pediatrics).

Tell us three things about you that others may not know:

  • Pretty sure a lot of people know this, but it is my go-to interesting fact: I am from Iceland, and I speak Icelandic. 
  • I have been on three medical mission trips.
  • I watch Netflix at 2x speed.