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Anna "AJ" Jackanich, M.D.

Professional Title

Professional Education

Medical School

Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Undergraduate School

Undergraduate School
Ohio State University



Youngstown, OH



 Rollerblading, hiking, skiing, running, finding the best bagel in LA, going to dinner, trashy TV


Why did you choose UCLA for Residency?

I really wanted a well balanced program that spent time at multiple types of hospitals to fully prepare me for a career anywhere. There are also so many opportunities and funding for global health, policy and education! During the interview, I noticed how excited the residents/faculty were to see each other and how close they were. I wanted to be a part of a community!


What is your favorite place to visit/thing(s) to do in/memory from living in LA? If you have never lived here before, what are you most excited about?

Anything outdoors! There is amazing hiking, skiing, surfing, beaching, camping, etc. Plus, your day off will always be 75 and sunny!


What are your areas of interest within EM or future career plans? 

Global Health and Policy


Where would we find you if not in the department?

Asleep on the beach


Is there any other information you'd like to share with EM applicants? 

Please feel free to reach out! Talking to current residents was really helpful when it came to making a final decision.