Where did you attend college/university?
Where did you attend medical school?
What additional degrees do you have and from what institution?
MS, Georgetown University
What are your career goals?
I am still deciding my fields of interest, but I want to focus on global health and underserved communities.
What did you do the summer before internship?
I traveled with friends and family to many amazing places!
Duke has incredible opportunities with faculty that is constantly invested in teaching and mentoring.
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I wanted to be at a place where I knew I would get world class training, yet be in an environment that respected and supported me.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
Duke has incredible opportunities with faculty that is constantly invested in teaching and mentoring. We also have wonderful global health opportunities!
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
Attendings and senior residents are always professional and friendly with house staff. They are always respectful and fully invested in teaching.
Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect?
Within a week of match we had our groupme chat up and running and we had tons of intern wide plans for exploring Durham and getting together! The group is so down to earth, helpful and fun people to work with!
What has surprised you most about Duke?
I was scared to move to the South initially, but Durham and Duke have been so easy to adjust to!
About Duke University and Durham
What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
There are so many breweries around here, haven't even begun to check them all off my list! Also tons of parks/rivers/lakes in the area we have been able to really take advantage of even on a half day off!
How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
There is no shortage of diversity around the Duke area, you will never feel like you are in a small southern town. I can find all the international foods I like to eat! Best of all, Durham feels like a town of people who have relocated so it is easy to find people with different backgrounds and people who grew up all over the United States and abroad.
Where did you choose to live, and why?
I lived downtown on Main st because as someone who was single I wanted to live in close proximity to all the bars/restaurants and be in a place close to lots of other residents! Living downtown is perfect for that!
Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham?
Definitely invest in a car if you do not have one already, you usually have to drive somewhere to get groceries or a pharmacy etc, but that being said- I walk to all my social events!
What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I love concerts, getting outside and hanging out with friends! All of that has been awesome in Durham-- so far have been to concerts in Raleigh, went to a swimming hole, hiked around Eno river, and had plenty of people to watch Game of Thrones with!
Duke has met all my expectations and exceeded them!