University of Miami
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
What are your career goals?
As a budding ophthalmologist, I aspire to be a compassionate clinician and skilled surgeon to the patients I see.
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
Strong clinical and surgical training, great learning environment, research, and diversity
What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
Strong clinical and surgical training, great learning environment, research, and diversity + great college basketball!!!
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
Collegial and supportive
What has surprised you most about Duke?
How approachable and helpful people are (especially to interns)!
About Life in Durham
What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
No traffic and easy to get around!
How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
Variety of activities and places to explore!
Where did you choose to live and why?
An apartment complex 10 min drive from Duke hospital for ease of access, reasonable rent, and great amenities!
What advice would you give to someone looking to move to Durham?
Do your research on places to live but spots can get filled quickly so lock them in while you can!
What are your interests outside of medicine?
Staying active and enjoying my time with family and friends alongside great food!