Family Medicine, Trios Health
After growing up in rural western Washington, I attended Washington State University in Pullman where I received a bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology. For several years I pursued research, focusing on microbiology and antibiotic stewardship, but learned how much I enjoyed the human aspect of population health. My wife and I then attended graduate school at Virginia Tech where I completed a Master of Public Health in infectious disease and epidemiology. During this time, I also was privileged to be a part of the Flint Water Crisis and was exposed to the health disparities in both metropolitan areas like Flint, MI as well as rural Appalachian communities. Each these pursuits culminated in my desire to pursue medicine and find my way to a mission-aligned program like the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The past four years would have been unattainable without the incredible support of my wife, daughter, and the rest of my family.
My medical school journey
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has provided the opportunity and guidance to accomplish my goal of serving local communities well.
The focus on holistic needs of all Washingtonians has been critical in improving my awareness of health disparities and my abilities to contribute toward preventing their disease manifestations,” says Strom.
Hopes & Aspirations
My hope is to land locally so my family and I can establish long term relationships and serve our neighbors as both a physician and community member.