Abigail Davies

Why did you choose WIH/Brown OB/GYN?

As a Brown medical student, I had a wonderful experience at Women and Infants. When it came time to apply for residency I knew I was looking for a program that combined exceptional academic rigor with an environment that felt supportive and welcoming. Brown offers the perfect balance of the two, and I feel very lucky that I will have the opportunity to learn and treat patients in this incredible hospital and community.

What are your interests within OB/GYN?

I love OBGYN because it is the ideal mix of procedures, surgery, longitudinal patient relationships, and opportunities for patient advocacy. I am very interested in family planning and reproductive justice, from both a medical and legislative standpoint. I also love MFM and general OBGYN. Regardless of the direction my career takes me, I want to be a provider who advocates for my patients in every aspect of their healthcare and lives. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Providence or Rhode Island?

I love shopping at the Hope street farmer's market, taking the ferry to Newport, meandering along the cliff walk, biking around Block Island, and eating all of the incredible food Rhode Island has to offer. Highlights include Knead Doughnuts, North, The Kitchen, The Ice Cream Barn (technically MA but worth the drive!), and clam cakes. 

 Where do you live?

My husband Tom and I live with our cats, Clio and Poppy, near Wayland Square on the East side of Providence. We just bough a house here to be closer to Tom's teaching job at Moses Brown! We love the neighborhood, being able to walk to everything, and the proximity to Blackstone Boulevard and bike paths. 

 One fun fact about you:

I did theater from the time I was 5 years old through college, and used to teach theater camp in a state park every summer. 

 One piece of advice for candidates:

It's very easy to focus on Step scores, number of publications, etc. when putting together your application. And while those things are important, programs care just as much about who you are, what you're passionate about, and all the random, interesting things you've done in your life. Most interviewers I met throughout the process were much more interested in the creative writing pieces I had published than the scientific papers! Make sure to emphasize those things just as much as your traditional application components, and look for a place that cares about who you are as a complete person.