Dr. Clare Buckingham


Silver City, NM

Undergraduate Institution:

New Mexico State University

Medical School:

University of New Mexico


Mountains and waves and everything you can do in them – hiking, camping, swimming, snowboarding, surfing – Exploring at large. I also love literature, travel, baking, things that grow and crosswords and on really long days.

Past life:

I lived and worked as a midwife in the Philippines before getting an undergraduate degree in English Literature and then taking a full-time job as the coordinator of a Psychiatry Lab.

Academic Interest:

Global medicine, access to medicine, and medical systems.

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Kayaking, running along the water, afternoons on East rock or Sleeping Giant, and all of the good food!

Why Yale’s Emergency Medicine Program:

After interviewing at way too many programs, I came to Yale and just knew it was where I wanted to be. The diverse faculty with immense sub-specialty training and various research interests in particular offers a fantastic academic environment. As well, the medical environment combines clinical experience in tertiary and community settings with a patient population that covers the full spectrum.