It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, people take notice. A husband and wife team who go to medical school together, graduated and completed their residency, together.
And now they will be providing medical care to one small community together.
"I'm originally from Ohio," Dr. Mike Dunn said. "Cincinnati, Ohio."
"I'm originally from Israel. I grew up about three miles from Nazareth in the Galalili," said his wife, Dr. Avi Dunn.
Both are family practitioners, and are on their way to begin serving the people of Beeville, but they have come a long way to get to this point in their lives.
"I used to work as an engineer up at Lockheed Martin, up in Forth Worth, and decided that my heart was somewhere else," Dr. Mike Dunn said. "So after about 13 years, I went to med school. That's where we met."
"I came to the US in 2000 and went to Del Mar College for about a year and a half," Dr. Avi Dunn said. "I transferred to UT Austin, went to school in Forth Worth when we were third-year medical students, and then came out here."
The Dunns were among 20 residents who officially graduated from Christus Spohn's Corpus Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program that gives doctors hands-on experience to hone their skills.
"Family medicine is an all encompassing type of field where you have to know a little bit about a lot of things so we know what to treat, and then who to refer to and at what time to refer to, and this program is just very excellent from that standpoint," Dr. Mike Dunn said. "And we're giving back to the community as well."
From the beginning, this dynamic medical duo had a plan.
"When we were med students, we had decided that we wanted to serve in a small community, probably somewhere in Texas, and we kind of wanted to do everything," he said. "We wanted to do the family practice and take care of our patients in the hospital. We wanted to deliver babies."
And soon, the Dunns will be doing just that. The experience as residents of Spohn has been rewarding, but the best rewards, they say, will come with each and every patient they treat.
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