Having spent my entire life in New York, I wanted to move away from the cold. I was always interested in Florida due to the warm weather, no state income tax, and proximity to the beaches. I did an away rotation here during my senior year of medical school, and I knew by the end of my first week that I wanted to be here. The core faculty members were approachable and the residents were extremely happy and had a good work/life balance. Out of all my away rotations and interviews, the residents at FAU showed the highest amount of satisfaction: no program came close. Residency is supposed to be challenging, but I would rather be somewhere where I know I have a good support system. I knew without a doubt, that I wanted to spend my three years here.