James Ahern, MD

Hi, I'm...

Jim Ahern

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Place(s) I call home:

Grew up in Connecticut, lived a good portion of my life in Boulder, CO, and also lived for a year in Costa Rica

Education background:

BA in English-Creative Writing (2004) at U Colorado-Boulder, PostBacc PreMed (2013) U Colorado-Boulder, MD (2018) at Quinnipiac University (Frank H Netter School of Medicine)

I've previously worked as a...

Hewlett-Packard: Software Support Account Manager; SpectraLogic: Inside Sales Representative; Medical Scribe in CO and CT

Why I'm at VCMC:

I was really drawn to VCMC for it's broad spectrum training, high-volume OB experience, procedural training, and global health outlook. What sold me on the program though was the feeling around the hospital and clinic, the feeling of being a family, being a team, and mutual respect which pervades from the CMO's office through the housekeepers. It is truly a unique work environment

Things that matter to me:

I really enjoy OB and feel its very important to protect reproductive rights of our patients; I love doing procedures, really enjoy my time with my continuity patients, and appreciate learning how to teach family medicine, in the hopes of one day founding a residency overseas

I enjoy...

I love to surf, hike, run, rock climb, and spend time with my girlfriend Steph and puppy River

One random fact about me...

At age 27, prior to embarking on a career in medicine, I "retired" from the tech world and moved to the beach in Costa Rica