Start Year: 2020
Where did you attend college/university?
Where did you attend medical school?
Drexel University College of Medicine
What are your career goals?
I plan on becoming a Cardiologist with a focus in Academic Medicine!
"We have the BEST program director in Dr. Zaas! She thinks of all of her residents as family!"
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I wanted to work at a large academic institution within a suburban setting. I sought a residency program that felt all-inclusive and focused on individual growth of its residents
What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
Duke has the resources help you achieve your goals within any career path. The faculty are world renown, but most importantly, the residents are brilliant, down to earth people! Finally, we have the BEST program director in Dr. Zaas! She thinks of all of her residents as family!
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The relationship between house staff and faculty are cordial! The faculty are eager to teach and learn, and provide you the perfect amount of autonomy to grow as a clinician.
Tell us about your co-residents. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
My co-residents have been nothing short of amazing! Each resident has some unique talent, but are too humble to actually tell you about. Whether you enjoy hiking, reading, or hanging out at the bar, you’ll always find a resident willing to enjoy your company!
What has surprised you most about Duke?
Honestly, I was surprised at how supportive the faculty are! They are committed to helping you become the best clinician you can be.
About Life in Durham
What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
There isn’t a lot traffic and places are easily accessible!
Where did you choose to live and why?
I chose to live in a house near Duke. The housing market was at a good place and the community I live in is safe and welcoming.
What advice would you give to someone looking to move to Durham?
Don’t expect to have the same experience as living in a big city, however, I think you’d be surprised at how much of a “city feel” the triangle can actually provide.
What are your interests outside of medicine?
I love writing! I’m also starting to learn how to cook (I am tinkering with smoothie recipes at the moment).