Originally from: Canada
Education and Training
- Undergraduate: Imperial College London, UK
- Medical School: Imperial College London, UK
- Residency and Chief Residency: Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
- Duke Clinical Research Training Program - MHS (2018-present)
Reasons I chose Duke:
- Duke is a major academic center with cutting-edge research, but maintain a laid-back and relaxed vibe.
- The program is uber supportive and expresses a genuine interest in the success of their fellows. For instance, as a research fellow you are encouraged and supported to pursue a Masters of Health Sciences degree through the Clinical Research Training Program.
- The program is responsive to fellow feedback and wants to ensure the happiness of their fellows. This was abundantly clear during my interview day at Duke - the fellows seemed happy, and the program had clearly made changes in response to prior fellow feedback (e.g. no clinic/consult overlap while on Duke consults, changes to the paging system to avoid overburdening fellows, etc.).
- The ability to practice in two hospital settings (Duke and the Durham VA), and they are right across the street from each other!
- Affordable cost of living, such that fellows can be homeowners. I particularly loved the idea of having my own garden!
- Duke is an exceedingly collaborative environment. You are very much encouraged to work with other Divisions, Departments, and even other hospitals, such as UNC. I’ve come to realize how important it is to be in a research environment that is flexible and open to collaboration.
- Not really a surprise, but our group of fellows really love to spend time together outside of work. It is so great to be with friends/colleagues who enjoy their interests outside of work and are also extremely motivated to excel academically/clinically.
Honors, awards, achievements:
- During my time at Duke I have received an award from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, as well as a $40,000 award from the VA to conduct a pilot study as co-PI.
- Since my time here, I have published three first-author reviews (including one in JAMA), two first-author research articles (with more on the way!), and have been involved in multiple other studies, including a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
- I have also attended and presented at Endocrine conferences, completed my Masters of Health Sciences (May 2020), and was recently elected into the AOA Medical Honor Society.
Plans after fellowship:
I am very grateful to be staying on as faculty at Duke! I will be working on expanding my research portfolio and submitting an early career award.
Education and Training
- Fellowship, Endocrinology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2017 - 2018
- Residency, Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2016
- M.B.B.S., Imperial College London (United Kingdom), 2012