Asma Tariq, MD
Aga Khan University Medical College
Why did you choose FM?
Choosing Family Medicine was a decision I made
affirmatively with the utmost conviction. I was thrilled by the diversity of a
patient population of varying ages, gender, and race with multifaceted
issues. I connected very well with the
concept of addressing an individual in entirety. The focus on health promotion, strong
physician – patient bonds and continuity of care was very appealing since I
consider these the embodiment of a healthy practice of medicine. Family Medicine is unique in the tremendous
opportunity it provides to benefit the underprivileged, poverty – stricken
strata of society who have little access to healthcare. In short, I find the
responsibility of being the sole health care provider to those who look upon
you as a savior challenging but very attractive.
Why Kaweah Delta?
I wanted to stay within California and was looking for a well
rounded, unopposed, close knit program that would provide the all round
training I needed to be able to practice the full spectrum of Family Medicine
anywhere. I felt I was meeting my
career goals here. It felt exciting to
be part of a program pioneering graduate medical education in this under served
community. A huge attraction was the warmth and hospitality of everyone I met
including the faculty and staff as well as the general public. I knew that in addition to getting excellent
training, I would also be very happy to be a part of this community.
Favorite places to eat around town
Tandoori House and Amir Kabob
I like cooking, baking, watching cricket, and spending time with friends and family.
My parents and siblings are in Pakistan. I live here with my
husband and our one year old son. My son is the joy of my life but he is also
a lot of trouble!!!!!
Tell us something interesting about yourself
I will let my colleagues answer that question!