Fellow Focus: Dr. Teresa Moll, PGY-V

Dr. Teresa Moll is a PGY-V fellow in Endocrinology. A graduate of UMMC School of Medicine and the medicine-pediatrics residency program, Dr. Moll shares about herself, her memories of medicine growing up, and her love of UMMC.

First, tell us about you.

I am currently a second-year Endocrinology fellow and a Med-Peds graduate of UMMC.  I’ve grown up around Jackson and have been part of the UMMC Family since I was young, spending many a Saturday in my dad’s office. I enjoy spending time with my family. On the weekend, you can find me sitting near water relaxing with my 2 dogs enjoying a good book or binge watching a home renovation series on Netflix/Hulu. I also enjoy road trips to nearby cities and states and a good game night.

When did you know you wanted to pursue Endocrinology?

My interest in Endocrinology actually started at a very young age. My father was a Pediatric Endocrinologist and often spent Saturdays in his office while waiting for my mom to get off work. To keep me entertained, he gave me a Pink Panther coloring book that was meant to teach new diabetics. Now not only do I enjoy diabetes but the many pathways that work together to keep us going.

What do you like most about UMMC?

UMMC has always felt like family to me and my attendings and co-residents/fellows are wonderful examples of this. When I needed them the most, they were there and continue to be there for me. I could not ask for a better work family.

What advice would you give to the interns?

Everything is temporary. You will have good and bad days but the most important thing is that despite the worst days, you still love what you do. Hang in there! Before you know it, you will be at the end looking back and seeing it was all worth it.

What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without preparation?

Disney World! If you ever need advice or help planning a trip to Disney just come find me and I can spend literally hours on the topic.

What is something you wish you knew more about?

There is so much to choose from but right now it is how to change the battery in my car!

What are some small things that make your day better?

When my patients’ A1c or TSH are within goal or when they tell me thank you.

Tell us something about you that most people don’t know.

When I was about 5 years old, I seriously contemplated joining the circus as the trapeze artist.

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