China Spring, TX
Where did you attend college/university?
Where did you attend medical school?
Yale University School of Medicine
What are your career goals?
Academic medicine, possibly GI although I am still considering many other specialties!
What did you do the summer before internship?
I got married and honeymooned in Greece
On my interview day, the interactions between the chiefs, program leadership, and residents were so positive and friendly. I knew I would be comfortable here and I have not been disappointed.
Reflections on the Duke program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
An intensive academic program with a collaborative and supportive atmosphere where I would get the best possible training in taking care of complex, sick patients.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
-Very supportive administration and leadership
-Excellent interns and residents (I've never been more impressed with my peers!)
-Unique mix of patients with complex medical problems
-Excellent clinical training
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
-This is the number one reason I ranked Duke 1st!
-On my interview day, the interactions between the chiefs, program leadership, and residents were so positive and friendly. I knew I would be comfortable here and I have not been disappointed.
Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect?
A few I met on interview day and we have stayed close since. Orientation was wonderful and I have quickly formed great relationships with my class! They are a diverse group and ALL amazingly intelligent and driven and I have not had a negative interaction yet!
About Duke University and Durham
What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
-I'm back in the south! (New Haven was cold)
-Affordable housing: I rented a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house with a fully fenced yard for $1200 a month!
-Job opportunities for my husband
-There is little traffic and easy parking
-Great restaurants so far, and I have many more to try
How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
-In all of North Carolina, this is the most diverse city due to the proximity of UNC, Duke, and the Research Triangle
-Highly educated community
Where did you choose to live, and why?
In a house, I have a husband and a dog and a cat. We chose a house mostly because my dog is crazy hyper and needs room to run. We live in South Durham, 5 minutes from great restaurants.
What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Read, spend time with my husband, watch college sports, hang out with friends, and travel
Education and Training
- Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2018
- M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 2015