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Christine Hancock, M.D., M.Sc

Christine Hancock, MD, MSc, UCSF; Christine was raised between high desert plains and towering granite peaks in Lone Pine, CA. Her forest ranger turned school employee parents taught her the importance of service and the environment, two things which continue to inform her life today. She spent a year at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, before transferring to Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, PA, where she started a wilderness orientation program, studied in Bolivia, and realized she wanted to study medicine instead of science. Before medical school, she worked as a grocery bagger, substitute teacher, web designer, EMT, Medical Assistant, and Outward Bound instructor. After tiring of living in a new place every few months, she completed a joint MS/MD degree at Berkeley and UCSF, focusing her research on rural physician recruitment and retention. She is very excited to be moving to Sonoma County and putting down roots for a few years, and finding space for a little dog-walking, cake baking, bike riding, skiing, yoga, mandolin lessons and family time in between taking care of patients.

School: University of California, San Francisco

Alumni Year: 2013