age: 32 | Family Medicine Residency Coordinator | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Many people believe the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And this old adage rings true with UAMS’s Family Medicine Residency Coordinator, Liz Flippo. “My position with UAMS is special since my dad received his medical training from UAMS,” she explained. “I was actually born during his residency training in Pine Bluff, and there’s a photo of the two of us that was taken in his coordinator’s office.”
As the coordinator at UAMS, Liz is involved in the administration, recruiting, credentialing, and accreditation of its residency program. “The part of my job I value the most is being closely involved in the lives of 24 individuals during three years in residency,” she said. “Under the leadership of Dr. Russell Mayo, our program is a family ... we celebrate together the marriages, births, and successes while also grieving together losses and working through hard times.”
Best advice you’ve ever received:
“THINK OF IT LIKE A SEESAW – WHEN WORRY GOES UP, YOUR FAITH GOES DOWN. GIVE IT TO GOD, ELIZABETH.” —DR. MARK GABBIE, LIZ’S FATHER
Liz’s greatest personal accomplishment is, without a doubt, being John’s wife and Gabbie’s mother. She admits that she doesn’t know how she landed that gig, but she is forever grateful for the opportunity to have both of those titles.
Giving back to the community that has given her so much is a privilege to Liz. She currently serves on the board of directors as treasurer of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and continues to serve on the committee for the organization’s annual Songwriters on the Edge of Texas fund-raiser. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Texarkana and was a Debutante sponsor for the Texarkana Cotillion Club in 2014 and 2015. She also looks forward to being a new board member for Women for the Arts.
In 10 years, Liz sees herself being a fun, chaotic mom juggling kids from ball fields to dance lessons to schools functions and anything else they are interested in. “My mom was that mom for me and my older brother, and now that I’m older, I realize how supportive, invested, and selfless she was by doing that for us,” she explained. “I want to be just like her.”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“The Flippos are growing! We are expecting twins in February 2019.”