Trevor Meece
Trevor Meece, M.D.
Home Town: Mountain Home, AR
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: Clinical reasoning. I love learning how different clinical pictures can be handled by different, competent physicians to reach the same conclusion.
Things that make me unique are: I married my high-school sweetheart at 19 after my first year in college.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: Spend time with my family, play outside with my kids and dogs, woodworking.
To get myself motivated I think of: My commitment to my patients and their families.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: Non-fiction books
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: Lord of the Rings, Marvel movies, Forrest Gump
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): I love 90s sitcoms: Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, Frasier, Friends, etc.
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: Country music, Christian music, podcasts
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: The restaurants in Little Rock, the Little Rock Zoo
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: I was incredibly impressed with the residents I worked with here as a student. The level of training and compassion that they had every day was apparent, and I wanted to be a part of that.
Katie Moreaux
Katie Moreaux, M.D.
Home Town: Thibodaux, LA
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: Preventative medicine, patient education, and techniques for improving the transition of care from pediatrics to adult medicine.
Things that make me unique are: I have a black lab doggo named Gator.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: I like traveling to new places, cooking, hiking whenever I get the chance, and weight-lifting.
To get myself motivated I think of: How far I’ve come already and the satisfaction of finishing a task. Also coffee, lots of coffee.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: The Wheel of Time series, A Song of Ice and Fire (will we ever get the next book?!), pretty much anything fiction or historical fiction. You can typically find me reading more than one book at a time.
With popcorn in hand, the movie I’m watching is: The Princess Bride
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): The latest craze on Netflix or HBO, Scrubs, The Good Place.
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: Podcasts (Radiolab, The Daily, Freakonomics, etc.) and random spotify playlists.
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: Hike Pinnacle Mountain or Rattlesnake Ridge and then get food at Cathead’s Diner, kBird, Lost Forty, or Raduno’s.
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: I thoroughly enjoyed working with the residents and faculty during my away rotation at Arkansas Children’s Hospital!
Jake Smith
Jake Smith, M.D.
Home Town: Anson, Texas
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: Understanding the “big picture” behind diseases. Things that make me unique are: I’m always ready for an adventure! Whether its new foods, new places, or new people I’m always up for a change of pace.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: Get outdoors and spend time in nature with my family.
To get myself motivated I think of: The hard work of my parents.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: Science Fiction of some kind.
With popcorn in hand, the movie I’m watching is: A documentary of some sort.
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: Anything and Everything!
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: All the great local hiking trails.
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: because of the wonderful people!
Collette Tilly
Collette Tilly, M.D.
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: Pathophysiology. I feel that medicine is a wonderful puzzle, and I enjoy figuring out how the puzzle pieces fit together. Clinical practice, new innovative practices, and social determinants of health are all pieces to the puzzle. Understanding the “why” behind disease processes and learning how to apply these concepts to preventative medicine have inspired me to pursue a career in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics.
Things that make me unique are: My long, curly hair. On a serious note, though, hearing about other people’s life stories truly inspires me. I love to try new things and explore new places. However, after years of trying and practicing, I still cannot whistle.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: Travel and be outdoors, cook and bake, read, play board games, complete puzzles, and spend time with my wonderful family and friends.
To get myself motivated I think of: All my numerous blessings. I am truly grateful that I have made it this far in my education and medical career. I am excited to help others through my profession as a physician.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: Anything fiction from romantic comedies to historical fiction to mysteries or even a motivational book.
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: Classic movies like Singing in the Rain or Meet Me in St. Louis, any of the Harry Potter movies, and a good romantic comedy like Sweet Home Alabama, Life As We Know It, or The Wedding Date.
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): The Voice, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy (because I have not given up yet), Yellowstone, Gilmore Girls, the Ellen Show, and the sporting events (Geaux Tigers and Geaux Saints!).
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: everything! I can listen to anything from Country Music to Pop to Singer-Songwriter. Lauren Daigle, Dave Matthews Band, Ed Sheeran, Michael Buble, Anderson East, and Celine Dion to name a few.
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: Although this will be my first time living in Little Rock, I am looking forward to hiking at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and exploring the River Market district.
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: I truly felt at home during my interview day. Everyone from the residents to the attendings to the program coordinator welcomed me with open arms. UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital offer several opportunities for me to expand my medical knowledge and improve my clinical skills as I treat a wide variety of patients with the support of a strong team.
Madeline Williams
Madeleine Williams, M.D.
Home Town: Little Rock, AR
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: factors affecting Arkansans’ access to health, particularly for women and adolescents.
Things that make me unique are: I had three front teeth and six wisdom teeth…?
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: weight lift, read non-medical books, and cook vegan meals (cause they last forever in the freezer).
To get myself motivated I think of: all the people who came before me and managed to accomplish it.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: a non-gory, usually dated murder mystery with a strong female lead.
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: Holiday in Handcuffs; all other movies are too much of a time commitment.
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: whatever is catchy and likely belonging to the pop genre.
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: Bossa Nova is the best restaurant in town, and the best part of living in LR is that we have access to so many gorgeous nature trails right in the heart of the capitol!
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: we are competitive in what resources we can offer our patients, and as the major Children’s hospital in the state, we are providers for a wide variety of disease processes.