Winter Park, FL
Where did you attend college/university?
University of Virginia
Where did you attend medical school?
Virginia Commonwealth University
What are your career goals?
I hope to continue inventing medical devices while working as a cardiologist or in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
What did you do the summer before Intern year?
Got married in Charlottesville, VA and went on my honeymoon!
"Often, I feel like my conversations with faculty are just like that with a friend, while at the same time they conversationally teach us a wealth of incredible knowledge."
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a program that excelled in cardiology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, all while having a close nit 'family' of residents and faculty.
What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
Incredible faculty mentors for research. Excellent in all fields of medicine. Grants and opportunities to support residents through research. Great autonomy.
What are you observations about the relationship between faculty and house staff?
Very relaxed, yet highly educational at the same time. Often, I feel like my conversations with faculty are just like that with a friend, while at the same time they conversationally teach us a wealth of incredible knowledge.
Tell us about your co-interns. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
My co-interns have been very social and friendly! Always willing to cover whenever help is needed. I find I am constantly learning from my peers; their background and interests outside of medicine continue to blow me away.
What has surprised you most about Duke?
The quality of the nursing staff is incredible! Best I have ever seen.
About Duke University and Durham
What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
(1) The food, (2) the people in this region are so kind, (3) lots of activities, (4) great weather!
Where did you choose to live and why?
In downtown Durham so I can drive to the hospital in about 5 minutes, and am still close to restaurants and night life.
What are your interests outside of medicine?
Biking, running, cocktails, board games, music, and anchor stone building blocks.