Barbara Barnell, DO
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
About Me: I was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. The high school mascot is a rock. Seriously. My undergraduate college was Olivet Nazarene University where I earned a degree in biology. From there I went to Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. I like OMM and try to stay sharp in my skills. So, you may see me adjusting other residents and faculty in the clinic. Family and friends are the most important things to me. I love spending time with them any chance I get. My favorite modes of exercise are workout videos and long walks.
Why Resurrection: Resurrection is the right sized hospital, in the best location, with the most amazing people. This hospital is staffed with happy people: residents, faculty, nurses, other doctors, etc. I know that each rotation these next 3 years will be with good folks; work is better if you can enjoy your coworkers. Location: this area of Chicago is the best! You get the zip code without all the headaches. A good area means good patients to take care of. Hospital size: I will be moving to central Illinois after residency and wanted a residency program with a patient load large enough to give me the experience to be confident practicing by myself in a rural environment. However, I want to train in a hospital that feels more like a community than a big healthcare machine. Resurrection is a midsize Chicago hospital that has the best mix of size and personality.