Chelsea Goodier, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Maryland University College
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
I was born in Amarillo, TX and spent my childhood in Plano, TX (a suburb of Dallas). My family and I moved to Maryland when I was entering high school, and I’ve been in Maryland ever since. After high school, I began working for an insurance firm – first in finance, then actuarial, and finally in life underwriting. While working full time, I attended the University of Maryland part time and in the evenings, and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Finance. I loved underwriting, but I had always wanted to pursue a career in medicine. With some incredible mentorship and family support, I soon began taking post-baccalaureate classes at UMD’s Science in the Evening program. After spending the better part of a decade in insurance, I was ecstatic to start my new journey in medicine at UMD School of Medicine.
I began my 3rd year rotations in Internal Medicine and thought I would choose this path for residency. However, my last rotation of the year was pediatrics and I absolutely fell in love. I knew that I would not be happy if I couldn’t treat children as well as adults, and chose to apply for residency in Med/Peds. I have loved getting to know my Med/Peds co-interns as well as my new Internal Medicine family and Pediatrics family over the past couple of weeks, and look forward to the next four years at UMMC. I am considering extending my education into fellowship, and am interested in combined adult/pediatric gastroenterology.
When I’m not in the hospital, I can be found swimming, playing with my dogs (my maltipoos – Nico and Sophia), and/or surrounded by family. My parents still live in Maryland, and I love having them nearby. I also have two brothers; an older brother and a younger brother, and while we are all 7 years apart, we are extremely close. Additionally, I have a huge extended Greek family (my in-laws), so it’s never a dull moment at my house.