Chapel Hill, NC
Where did you attend college/university?
Where did you attend medical school?
Case Western Reserve
What are your career goals?
What did you do the summer before internship?
Traveled to Thailand and Vietnam
Duke is known for its training and research, but it's really the amazing people I continue to meet that make me excited to be here. Everyone I meet each day is working to help each other and to help improve patient care.
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
Excellent training, a fun work culture, leadership that was approachable and willing to advocate for their residents, and a place where I would be pushed to my potential every day.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
I wanted to say something other than the people..but really it's the people. Duke is known for its training and research, but it's really the amazing people I continue to meet that make me excited to be here. Everyone I meet each day is working to help each other and to help improve patient care. From Dr. Zaas to the chiefs, to the amazing administrative staff (no joke, they are the best), everyone really cares for one another. As they say, it's really a #DukeFamily.
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The attendings that I've worked with have been amazing. Not only have they been great teachers, but they constantly giving and asking for feedback to help the rotations run smoother.
Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect?
Given that it took about 5 days from match day for us to have a class GroupMe, you can judge for yourself. My co-interns are a group of passionate, hard working, yet insanely fun and multi-talented people. I find out something new every day from hanging out/working with them.
What has surprised you most about Duke?
I quickly realized after starting my general medicine rotation, how much Duke truly gives back in terms of health care. The case managers and care teams go to great lengths to make sure that patients without insurance will be discharged with the medications and follow-up they need. I was amazed at the number of patients whose hospitalization was covered by Duke charity care.
About Duke University and Durham
What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Its very accessible, affordable, proximity to both the beach and the mountains, the weather, being close to my family.
Where did you choose to live, and why?
I live in West Village in downtown Durham and I love it. The location is awesome, and it gives you a little city feel within Durham. It's walking distance to a lot of restaurants, the Bulls stadium, and DPAC.
What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I like to hang out with my family and co-residents, finding new places to eat, and farmer's markets.