Dr. Gougian became interested in family medicine because of the direct impact that it provides provide patients. “For five years, I worked in the health insurance realm (for commercial and later a Medicare/Medicaid only company) and became very aware of the health disparities that exist due wealth, education and access to care,” she says. “Being a family physician allows the chance to truly impact, educate, encourage and direct patients in a way that a corporate job never could.”
Dr. Gougian chose The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education because its emphasis on outpatient medicine fit well with her personal goal to become a strong outpatient physician. “The program at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C. was a perfect fit because I wanted an urban lifestyle and a connection to a diverse patient population,” she says. Dr. Gougian plans to practice at Unity Health Care following graduation.
Dr. Gougian was born in Massachusetts and attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.