Matthew Perkins, M.D.
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Undergraduate School: Louisiana State University
Welcome residents, we are so happy to have you all here in Lafayette. My name is Matt Perkins, and I grew up around 2 hours south of Lafayette in Houma, Louisiana. That is where my interest in becoming a physician cultivated. I studied biology at Louisiana State University as well as worked in various positions in the medical field before starting medical school. I left Louisiana and traveled to St. Marteen where I began my studies in medicine at AUC. After my training on a Caribbean Island, I was ready to head back to Cajun country and continue my journey toward becoming a physician.
While interviewing for residency programs, I enjoyed meeting the Internal Medicine residents and truly loved what this program had to offer. The program and the hospitals that we train at were exactly what I was looking for in a residency program. The faculty, fellow residents, the ancillary staff, and the patients that we care for, will leave a lasting impact on your life.
During your time here, we will prepare you for graduation as well as your future practice in whichever field you may choose. You will see a diverse population and pathology that will prepare you for your career. Our staff is always available and willing to help our residents, at any time. This program will certainly help to prepare you, as it has done for me, to pursue a position in a Fellowship, as a Hospitalist, or as a General Internist.
Looking forward to working with each and every one of you!
Matthew Perkins, MD
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine