Project Description

Jonathan Berger
Jonathan BergerPGY-5
“Residency is not often a particularly easy time in your medical career, but I believe the residents at Baptist are all extremely happy and I feel very fortunate to be here.”

Resident Facts

Hometown Memphis, TN
Undergraduate School Rhodes College
Medical School University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Internship University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Preliminary Medicine

Getting to Know

I felt like Baptist was a great fit for me. There is a collegial atmosphere between the staff and residents at Baptist that was not present at a number of other residencies to which I applied. The residents here are very well respected by not only the Radiology attendings but the remainder of the hospital staff as well. I also feel that, although the residents work hard and there is a large volume of cases everyday, the environment is relaxed and low stress. I knew I would receive excellent training at Baptist and that has proven true throughout my years here.

I love the wide variety of activities available in Memphis for all different ages. Even though I have been here all my life, I continue to find new fun things to do. While I continue to enjoy the excellent local food/restaurant scene here and the fun nightlife both downtown and in midtown Memphis, now that I am married and have a little girl, I am taking greater advantage of the wonderful park system, our world-class zoo, and other places like the Memphis Botanic Gardens and the Memphis Children’s Museum. We also have excellent sporting events with the Memphis Grizzlies, University of Memphis Tigers, and Memphis Redbirds. Memphis Grizzlies Playoff games are incredible!

Spending time with friends and family, biking, sports (college football and Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies basketball), reading, good food and drink, and traveling.

Married, with one child

I honestly enjoy coming to work every day at Baptist to practice radiology. I almost never have a bad day at work. Many of my friends are in residency in a variety of specialties, and I think I am the only one who can say this about my job. Residency is not often a particularly easy time in your medical career, but I believe the residents at Baptist are all extremely happy and I feel very fortunate to be here.