Michelle Tom

Michelle Tom

Family Medicine Doctor

Little Colorado Medical Center

Winslow, AZ USA

You’re going to fail at some things. You just are. That’s what life is. It just depends on how quickly you get up and how many times you’re willing to try to keep doing it.


By Roadtrip Nation

Michelle Tom


My road in life has been direct.
I was born and raised on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona.
I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do for a career, but I knew that I wanted to help my community.
I played basketball growing up, and was able to afford college through a basketball scholarship.
After graduating, I went on to earn my master’s degree in health administration and health policy.
It took several attempts, but I was accepted into medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
I did most of my clerkships in Miami, Florida, then did a family medicine internship in South Hampton, New York, and completed the final years of my residency in New Jersey.
I returned home and got a job as a doctor at the same hospital—which is now an outpatient facility—where I was born.


High School
Arizona State University
Health Administration and Health Policy
University of Arizona
Nova Southeastern University


Family Medicine Doctor

I treat injuries, illnesses, and diseases.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You can't take this class. You won't do well."

Challenges I Overcame

School Stress