Jill Kaspar, M.D.
Grinnell College (also in Iowa), majored in French and Neuroscience
Before Med School
Worked as a CNA in a nursing home and a memory care unit, did some bioethics research at Georgetown
Medical education, Neuro-oncology
Climbing, running, yoga, cooking, baking, beer/winetasting, hiking, tending lovingly to a boyfriend, a roomba, and a balcony basil plant
Favorite books and authors
Life of Pi -Yann Martel
Matilda- Roald Dahl
His Dark Materials Trilogy- Philip Pullman
anything by Dave Barry or Thich Nhat Hanh
This is the End, Amelie, Finding Nemo, Anchorman, Chocolat
David Guetta, Bob Marley, Swedish House Mafia, "Old-school" rap, Journey and other 80's power ballads, Louie Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Favorite Jobs (before this one)
Student Health Center Clerk/Condom Fairy (refilled the condom machines, not as sexy as it sounds)
I was drawn here because it seemed like the program where I would be the happiest, and I haven't regretted my decision for a minute. My colleagues are fun, interesting, and supportive, the nurses and auxiliary staff are fun to work with; everyone here takes pride in their work. Portland has a relatively low cost-of-living, great neighborhoods, fantastic variety and quality of food, and last-minute getaways to the coast or the Columbia Gorge are very doable — even on an intern's schedule.