Where did you attend college/university?
University of Notre Dame
Where did you attend medical school?
Weill Cornell Medicine
What are your career goals?
I am currently undecided. At the moment, I know I want to have longitudinal care with patients and stay at an academic institution to be involved in medical education. Whether that is in Cardiology or General Internal Medicine, time will tell!
What did you do the summer before intern year?
I went to medical school in New York City, so I stayed in the city and hit some of my NYC bucket list items with medical school friends. In addition, I went home for a week to visit family.
"The relationships between faculty and house staff are amazing. All the faculty are dedicated to teaching, and they allow for a great balance of autonomy and support."
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
The most important thing I was looking for in a residency program was a great culture of comradery and support. I wanted to find a program that would support me in my professional and personal journey; yet, at the same time push me to be the best resident I could be.
What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
The house staff and my co-residents! There is such a great level of respect.
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The relationships between faculty and house staff are amazing. All the faculty are dedicated to teaching, and they allow for a great balance of autonomy and support.
Tell us about your co-interns. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
With no family or friends outside medicine in North Carolina, developing friendships with my co-interns was really important to me. It was so easy to connect and develop friendships from day one. The residents Duke attracts are really like minded individuals and Durham is such a fun place to be at the moment. With all the food, breweries, and events, Durham is a great place to facilitate friendships.
What has surprised you most about Duke?
Nothing has really surprised me to this point! Every gut feeling I had on my interview has been justified during my short time being here.
About Duke University and Durham
What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
There is something for everything within the Triangle, and especially Durham. There is a great balance of outdoor activities, sports, food, and drink options!
Where did you choose to live and why?
As someone who moved without a significant other I decided to live downtown to stay close to the activities going on in Durham!
What advice would you give to someone looking to move to Durham?
Reach out if you have questions! Take some time to think about what is most important to you in regards to your living situation and we would be more than happy to help guide your search!
What are your interests outside of medicine?
Sports, hanging with friends, and Notre Dame football.