Corina Hopkins-Vacca

CorinaTufts University School of Medicine

Corina was born in Michigan, but spent most of her childhood in Lunenburg, Massachusetts with her parents, menagerie of pets, and her baby sister Rheanna. She was involved in almost every youth activity available, but these dropped away one by one as competitive swimming rapidly took over her life and eventually landed her at the University of Minnesota. Driven by her interest in science and the human body, she majored in biomedical engineering. Corina initially envisioned a career in research, but after 4 years of late nights in the computer lab and 14 years of staring at the black line at the bottom of the pool she was starved for face-to-face human interaction. She decided to go to medical school. Back home in New England she attended Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed her clinical rotations in Maine. She is thrilled to join the excellent folks at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency program, where she will train for a career in rural full-spectrum family medicine (and break her streak of living only in states that start with the letter “M”).