Leslie Chanasue

PGY-1

This is My Story

I earned my bachelors at the University of California-Santa Cruz, and my medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. I’ve backpacked across Europe and have made several trips to South America. I love grabbing a drink and bite to eat after work with coworkers.

Resident Facts

Hometown Saint Louis, MO
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Arts Degree, Biology; University of California-Santa Cruz
Medical Degree Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica
Reseach Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Saint Louis, MO; 2008
Why did you choose Baptist?

I chose Baptist for the location, the size of the hospital, and the Church Health mission.

What is your day like? Any challenges? What's rewarding about your day?

There is a southern hospitality feel that just has to be experienced to understand. The population here cares about their city, wants to make it better, and you can see it in the night life, community centers, restaurants, parks, etc. There is plenty to do, see, and it is all very affordable and easy to get around.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?

There is a southern hospitality feel that just hast to be experienced to understand. The population here care about their city, want to make it better, and you can see it in the night life, community centers, restaurants, parks, etc. There is plenty to do and see, it is all very affordable and easy to get around.

Personal interests outside of the residency program (golf, weight lifting, scrap booking, etc.)

I have many personal interests and am always adding more. Right now I’m working on getting back to the gym, yoga and Zumba. I also enjoy hiking in cooler weather and visiting new restaurants and bars. Horseback riding is something I hope to get back into in the future.

Married? Any children?

I am not married and have no children.

What made you decide on your career? Was there someone or something in your life that helped you choose your path?

My parents are both in health care, so they were inspirational. But I also discovered that I enjoy the interaction with patients and that I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from my patient relationships.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a perspective applicant?

Baptist is just getting started with its family medicine residency and that creates a unique learning environment (both in the hospital and at clinic). All the members are very engaged, looking for new input and ideas, and are very committed to making sure we get the best training possible.