Louis Gamble III

PGY-2

 

 

This is My Story

I grew up in Germantown and moved to Memphis in 2001. It was at that time that I began to realize that my perceptions of the city that I claimed as my own were mistaken ones. I learned how blessed I was to have grown up in the community that I did with the support of family and friends that I had. My desires changed from personal accomplishment to wishing to contribute to helping others have the same opportunities as me, regardless of their zip code. After teaching high school science for a few years, I was challenged by a friend to pursue a career in medicine. I accepted the challenge and have ended up where I am now. It is a privilege to be a part of the Baptist family and the Church Health. It is my wish to find a way to further work with these entities following graduation from this residency program.

Resident Facts

Hometown Germantown, TN
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Science, Biology; University of Memphis; Memphis, TN; 2006
Masters Degree Master of Science, Pharmacology; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2010
Medical Degree Doctor of Medicine; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2015
Residency Preliminary Resident, Surgery; Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee; Memphis, TN
Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because of its commitment to serving patients.
What is your day like? Any challenges? What's rewarding about your day?

Residency is full of long hours, which is challenging in and of itself. Despite this, there is nothing that helps you sleep better than knowing you worked hard and made a positive impact on a patient and their family.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
My favorite thing about Memphis is that there is still plenty of work to be done. There are still plenty of people without access to common healthcare. There are still people that do not know how to manage their diabetes, or how to prevent heart disease. Some of this stems from the history of Memphis. Some from our failures as providers to reach the patients that need help the most. I love Memphis because of the people, the history, and the food.
Personal interests outside of the residency program (golf, weight lifting, scrap booking, etc.)

My interests outside of residency include backpacking, playing basketball with the Robot Badgers, being involved at my church, gardening, and cooking.

Married? Any children?

I am married. My wife is a resident at LeBonheur in the UT department of pediatrics.

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

Choosing family medicine as a career was easy. It was the only thing that truly excited me. Having variety is a true blessing.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a perspective applicant?

I would recommend Baptist to future applicants because they take care of you. They feed you, which as a resident is an important factor. The extensive hospital system that is Baptist ensures that you will benefit from the variety of clinical hospital opportunities that are available. Additionally, their benefit package is competitive.