Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell completed her Family Residency at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 2015 after earning her bachelor's in psychology here in 2002. In addition to being a member of the Wolf Pack and UNR Med community faculty member, Dr. Curry-Winchel is a practicing physician and Regional Clinical Director and Medical Urgent Care Director for Carbon Health and Saint Mary’s Medical group. She is also the medical director for the Sexual Assault Response Team and serves on the City of Reno mayor's task force committee and Governor's Medical Advisory Team.
Even with all of that keeping her busy, Dr. Curry-Winchell was able to participate in a quick Q&A session with us:
What is your favorite memory of being a student at the University?
My favorite memory of being a student at the University is meeting my husband, James Winchell, on campus in a Spanish class. We have been together now for 21 years. As well as joining the sorority Pi Beta Phi which created close friendships that I still have today.
What do you miss most about the University?
What I miss most about the University is the opportunity to participate in fun and philanthropic events weekly.
What inspired you to enter your field of work?
I entered my field of work because I love helping people; I felt becoming a physician would fulfill that desire which it does every day.
I take pride in finding different ways of delivering health care, whether it's through traditional in-person visits, community outreach efforts, partnering with trusted messengers, or through educational opportunities as a medical correspondent.
I love that I can be an example for kids of color to strive for a career in medicine. I believe in the motto 'if you see it, you can be it.'
What advice would you give to current students?
Advice I would you give to students is to go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!
What would you tell your younger self if you knew then what you know now?
Knowing what I know now, I would tell my younger self to enjoy the little moments in life because each one is a lesson that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals in life.
What's a fun fact about you others might not know?
I love to dance. I danced professionally for several years and had the opportunity to dance in a USO tour in Italy.
Anything else you’d like to add?
My family is my everything. I am proud to be the mommy to two girls named Jordan and Jaylin (7, 5). I’m hoping they attend UNR and get to experience the amazing community of education, sports, philanthropy and events this university offers to students.”
I loved and still love being a member of the Wolf Pack. Although I graduated several years ago, I still feel connected to the University and have a sense of pride to be a University graduate.