Transitional Year
Eric Roach, MD

Eric Roach, MD

  • Class of 2021
Eric Roach, MD
  • Post-Residency

    Radiation Oncology Residency University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
  • Advanced Program

    Radiation Oncology at University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
  • Medical School

    University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Sioux Falls, SD
  • Undergraduate School

    University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
  • Hometown

    Brandon, SD
  • If I wasn't a doctor, I'd be...

    Physicist with a side-job of Brew Master.

  • My interests/hobbies outside of medicine are...

    traveling, skiing, biking, outdoorsy and indoorsy things.

  • My favorite thing to do in Sioux Falls is to...

    I like to visit the local breweries and ride the bike trail.

  • My favorite place in Sioux Falls to get a meal or grab a drink is...

    Look’s Marketplace.

  • On the weekends I'm usually...

    I go to Lake Madison in the Summer and stay inside in the Winter.

  • It's 9:00pm on a Friday night – I am...

    probably downtown or out of town.

  • It's 10:00am on a Saturday morning – I am...

    at the farmer’s market or getting coffee at a local coffee shop. I could also be sleeping.

  • I chose this program...

    because I worked with many USD Transitional Year residents throughout medical school, and they all had nothing but good things to say about the program. I knew that I liked working within the Sioux Falls hospital systems and that it is an excellent location to learn and train.

  • What do you get/benefit from by choosing this program over another, similar program?

    The comprehensive medical training along with elective options to pursue other interests are significant benefits to the USD TY program.

  • What's the best perk of this program?

    One of the best perks of this TY program is the amount of time for and number of available elective rotations.

  • What surprised you about this program?

    I was surprised by the attendings’ senior residents’ willingness to teach and help, no matter how busy the day is.

  • What's one thing you want a prospective resident to know about this program?

    It is important to look for a program that includes strong general medical training and also allows residents to pursue other interests while in residency.