Jessica Allman, MD (She/Her)

  • PGY-1

About Me

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
College/University:  Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: Toledo College of Medicine

What are your career goals?
Academic setting with teaching opportunities. Medical Education and administration.

What did you do the summer before internship?
Took a trip to Spain!

What do you like to do outside of medicine? 
Reading (Sci-Fi, Fantasy), Hiking, Skiing, Cooking, and obviously, Netflix.

Reflections on the Pitt EM Program

What were you looking for in a residency program? 
Great mentors and teaching opportunities as well as a family-like atmosphere.

What are the strengths of the Pitt EM program?
Well established and connected program with endless opportunities. Large size, yet family-like atmosphere.

What has surprised you most about Pitt?
The commitment of the faculty and senior residents to teaching and mentoring.

About Pitt EM and Pittsburgh

What do you like best about living in Pittsburgh/Western PA?
I love all 4 seasons! I also love the sports culture here (I may be biased, GO STEELERS). It has all the perks and activities of living in a city, without being too big or crowded.

Where did you choose to live, and why?
Verona. My partner and my families both live in Pittsburgh on the east side. We wanted to buy a house and the eastern suburbs were more affordable than buying a house in the city. The drive into the city is about 25 minutes and Oakmont (a fun bar/restaurant scene) is only 5 minutes away.

What advice would you give to incoming residents about moving to the 'Burgh? 
If you're looking for kind, midwest culture without being too far from the east coast, this is the perfect place. The cost of living is great, traffic is reasonable, and the city has all the activities/bars/restaurants you could want.