Meet this week’s #WomanCrushWednesday, Dr. Alexis White, MD, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist that recently finished her residency at University of Missouri-Kansas City and decided to pursue her love of academic medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
Dr. Alexis White with her husband, an Emergency Medicine physician at Baptist Hospital in Conway, Arkansas.
Hometown: Greenwood, Arkansas
What are some fun facts about you?
I fainted when I say my first vaginal birth when I was 15.
I have been skydiving.
My husband and I know how to swing dance.
I married my high school sweetheart.
What do you love about surgery? Your field?
With surgery you have the opportunity to really see and address the source of a problem and fix it. I chose OBGYN because I love taking care of women. In OBGYN, surgical opportunities arise when you need to remove a uterus that causes problems, or bring life into the world! How cool is that!
What brought you to Little Rock?
I realized in my 4th year of residency that I really liked teaching so I wanted to stay in academic medicine.
What do you like to do when you’re not at the hospital?
My hobbies include knitting and baking. My husband and I love to travel. We are foodies and love trying new foods/restaurants.
Do you have some WISE words for women who want to become surgeons?
At home, practice doing things with your hands, like playing an instrument or knitting or crochet, or wood working. This will help you with muscle memory and obtaining a tactile sensation of using instruments.