Rachel Humphrey, MD
2002 SMFM Foundation Scholarship
Currently at AdventHealth Medical Group in Orlando, FL
What was the most memorable part of your Foundation-funded project or experience as a Foundation awardee?
Definitely presenting my research at the SMFM meeting in Reno in 2005. It was a great time when I could see the culmination of all of the research I worked so hard on.
If you received funding for a research project, are you still involved in that area of research?
How did the award influence your career?
It gave me a deep appreciation for all the work that goes into publications and research in general. I learned more about my strengths and limitations while working in a basic science lab.
What lessons (e.g., personal, professional, life, etc.) did you learn that you would like to pass on to future awardees?
I hope that future awardees will pursue their dreams of improving the health and lives of women and their babies.
Did you submit an abstract for #SMFM20?
Where did you do your MFM fellowship?
Washington University in St. Louis.
What do you like best about being an MFM?
I love being able to connect with patients on a daily basis. I derive great joy and satisfaction from teaching patients how best to care for themsevlves and their unborn babies during thier pregnancy. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn something new every day on the job.
What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
I hope to still be working hard caring for patients on a daily basis.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I love to go fishing with my youngest son - we enjoy both fresh water and salt water fishing!