Resident Profile: Misty Ellis, M.D.

Posted on August 8, 2022 by Carol McPhail
Carol McPhail

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Misty Ellis, M.D. 

PGY-1, Internal Medicine 

Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana 

College: University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. George, Grenada 

My typical day: My day starts at about 6:30 a.m., when I check on patients’ labs and vitals – anything from the night before. I see all my patients and round with attending physicians to discuss how to address the morning. During the day, I take care of processes such as consultations with specialists or social workers. I also call families and provide them with updates. Typical days when I’m not on call end around 4 or 5 p.m. When I’m on long call, it’s usually 7 p.m. or so. 

What I like most about being a resident: I had a warm, welcoming feeling when I interviewed here. I found that the Southern hospitality that I’m used to in Louisiana was here. So far, I’ve been in the clinic and hospital wards. There is a lot to learn in just a few months. I like internal medicine because it can be anything. It’s not the same thing over and over. 

Fun fact(s) about me: I became an emergency medical technician at age 19, a paramedic at 22, and I worked in emergency medical services for about 10 years before I decided to become a doctor. St. George’s is located on the beach (in the West Indies), and there is a huge study area outside. There’s nothing like hearing the waves crash while you’re studying. I have two cats and a huskie who is a handful. I like to lift weights, which I started in my 20s. It’s one of my stress outlets. 

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