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Erica Pate completed her undergraduate degree at Springhill College in Mobile, Alabama, where she received a B.S. in Biology. During her undergraduate years, she worked as a medical assistant for an orthopedic surgeon and a clerk at a diagnostic center.

Erica enrolled in the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2007, where she earned her doctorate of medicine in 2011. During medical school, Erica was a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Pate completed her first year of family medicine residency training in Michigan. Her desire to move back to the South led her to transferring residency programs and joining CFMR, where she continues her family medicine residency training.

Her hobbies include: yoga, running, spinning, traveling, hiking, and baking.