Hello! My name is Julie Blaszczak, I grew up in Northville, Mich., located right between Ann Arbor and Detroit. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in anthropology. While I didn't know it then, falling in love with medical anthropology was the first step towards my future in Family Medicine - I found the social aspects of medicine incredibly interesting, and I realized that I wanted to be a physician who would partner with patients to better understand their health and illness. I was lucky enough to be able to stick around and receive my medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. While there are numerous reasons I chose to pursue a career in Family Medicine including breadth of medical practice, continuity of care, and focus on community, one of the main reasons I chose this path is the emphasis placed on understanding what affects a patient’s health outside of the clinic room.
I looked far and wide for a place to call home for residency, but as any U-M "lifer" knows, it is incredibly difficult to leave such a wonderful place! The University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency Program has a unique combination of academic and community medicine, and with such a diverse and expert faculty, I felt that I would be supported in any endeavor. Plus, Ann Arbor is a great place to live with music, sports, culture, and delicious food always available. Outside of medicine, you can find me buried in a good book, running, enjoying live music, or watching any Detroit or U-M sporting event!
Areas of Interest
- Full-spectrum medicine (general outpatient, inpatient, and prenatal)
- Care of the underserved
- LGBTQ healthcare
- Mixed methods research
- Social and cultural aspects of health and illness
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2016
- American Academy of Family Physicians, Resident Member
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Resident Member
- Patient and Family Advisory Council at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
- University of Michigan Medical School Gold Humanism Honor Society Advisory Committee