Where did you attend university/college?
Where did you attend medical school?
University of Tennessee
What are your career goals?
My career goal is to take care of patients in an academic, inpatient setting either as a general medicine hospitalist or specialist.
"As Duke residents, we learn from faculty members who are international experts in their respective fields, yet they do an amazing job of emphasizing the value of our contributions toward patient care."
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a program where I would be both challenged and supported as a new doctor. I feel like Duke has created that balance incredibly well during my intern year.
What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
The culture of support from upper level residents and fellows towards interns is really special.
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
As Duke residents, we learn from faculty members who are international experts in their respective fields, yet they do an amazing job of emphasizing the value of our contributions toward patient care.
Tell us about your co-interns. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
They are amazing. Starting our careers as physicians during a pandemic has been challenging, but we have developed on the job camaraderie and resilience that I know will lead to life long friendships.
About Duke University and Durham
What has surprised you most about Duke?
I was genuinely surprised how quickly I was included into the familial feeling of the Duke Internal Medicine Residency. From day one, I was treated as a valuable member of the team, who had ideas and opinions that could contribute to taking care of our patients!
What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Durham has been, as advertised, an amazing place to move my little family. I am married with two sons, ages 1 and 3. There is an incredible amount of accessible fun things to do with our kids, and there are so many young families in similar stages as us both within the medical center and our neighborhood.
How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
The triangle is amazingly diverse for its modest population size. It rivals major metropolitan regions with how it brings people from various backgrounds and origins to one area. There is clearly a communal commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion within Duke and the triangle as a whole.
Where did you choose to live and why?
We live in hope valley farms because we needed a single family home with a backyard. I can get to Duke in 13 minutes, and there is never any traffic!
What advice would you give to someone looking to move to Durham?
It’s has so many benefits of a large city without much of the expense or inconvenience, traffic, or inconvenience.
What are your interests outside of medicine?
Watching/playing sports, hanging out with my kids, and exploring Durham with my wife!