Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
What are your career goals?
What did you do the summer before internship?
I spent two weeks Utah, two weeks in Shanghai and Beijing, and a week in Italy
Our intern class is such a wonderfully diverse group of people from all over the country. I've been so impressed with how smart yet humble and kind everyone is.
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a program that gave residents a lot of autonomy, had a positive culture/work environment, and had a socioeconomically diverse patient population. I was also looking for a program with opportunities for global health work.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
Definitely the people! Our intern class is such a wonderfully diverse group of people from all over the country. I've been so impressed with how smart yet humble and kind everyone is.
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
All of the faculty members I have encountered clearly enjoy teaching trainees. They are extremely supportive and very approachable.
Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect?
I love my co-interns! I would say we connected pretty immediately, during orientation.
What has surprised you most about Duke?
Coming from New York, I am constantly surprised by how friendly everyone in the hospital is.
About Duke University and Durham
What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
I'm still getting to know Durham, but I love how easy it is to spend time outdoors and many bars/restaurants have outdoor seating. It's also extremely affordable.
Where did you choose to live, and why?
I live in duplex in Trinity Park, close to downtown. I wanted to be close enough to downtown to be able to enjoy bars and restaurants, but I also wanted more space than the apartments downtown offer.
What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Ride my bike around Durham and on the tobacco trail, yoga, read science fiction novels