PGY-3 Residents

Current PGY-3 residents will graduate as the class of 2019. To see a list of all the residents click here.

Ben Archambeau

Benjamin Archambeau D.O.

Hometown: Denver, CO
Undergraduate Education: Colorado State University
Medical School: Midwestern University CCOM

Hobbies/Interests: International travel, jujitsu, hiking, camping, snowboarding, the outdoors
Fun Fact About Yourself: I’ve been to 15 countries so far!
Next Adventure: Climbing Kilimanjaro
Plans After Residency: Work, travel, teach, lifelong learning
EM Interests: Wilderness medicine, EMS, ultrasound

Alfonso Avila

Alfonso Avila D.O.

Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
Undergraduate Education: Cal State University of San Bernardino
Graduate Education: Western University of Health Sciences, Masters in Medical Science
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: Crossfit, swimming, surfing, cycling
Fun Fact About Yourself: I have never had a Facebook account
Next Adventure: Thailand, Puerto Rico, Australia
Plans After Residency: Community EM vs EMS fellowship
EM Interests: EMS, International, critical care

Michael Flores

Michael Flores D.O.

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Undergraduate Education: California State University of San Bernardino
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, hiking, camping, sushi, bitcoin, gaming
Fun Fact About Yourself: I used to make a living playing World of Warcraft
Next Adventure: The moon
Plans After Residency: Staying in SoCal, maybe at a place with residents/students
EM Interests: Ultrasound, Survival medicine

Amber Fryer

Amber Fryer D.O.

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Undergraduate Education: UC Irvine
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, rock climbing, hiking, reading, game nights with family and friends
Next Adventure: Getting married!
Plans After Residency: Spend some time traveling and starting our family

Amy Heffner

Amy Heffner D.O.

Hometown: Valencia, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of California Los Angeles
Medical School: Touro University California

Hobbies/Interests: Yelping, cooking, planning my next meal, traveling
Fun Fact About Yourself: Certified student of gastronomy
Next Adventure: Camping in Yosemite
Plans After Residency: Flexing my gardening skills
EM Interests: Ultrasound, nerve blocks for pain relief

Derek MacLean

Derek MacLean D.O.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergraduate Education: Pacific Lutheran University
Medical School: Des Moines University

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, movies, outdoor activities, cooking
Plans After Residency: Find a job to pay off the loans!
Favorite Thing About Socal/IE: living somewhere with palm trees

Nichole Niknafs

Nichole Niknafs D.O.

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Undergraduate Education: UC Irvine
Graduate Education: USC
Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, hiking, skiing, cooking, traveling, the beach, spending time with friends
Plans After Residency: Travel, next on the list is Australia
EM Interests: Ultrasound, International EM

Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young D.O.

Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Undergraduate Education: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Midwestern University AZCOM

Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, hiking, cycling, beach activities, traveling, food
Next Adventure: Patagonia
Plans After Residency: Travel
EM Interests: Critical care, trauma, international medicine