University of South Florida
University of Florida
MSc. Pharmacology, University of Oxford
What are your career goals?
To pursue fellowship training in Cardiology, Heme/Onc, Infectious disease, or aerospace medicine
Reflections on the Duke Program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a program with my best interests at heart. One that could set me up for fellowship training in any field.
What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
Great strengths as a world renown medicine institution as well as a place with who truly takes care of the NC community.
What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
Faculty has always been kind and considerate. Whether it be by hosting Friday dress up day on Pediatrics or giving 5 minute teaching sessions I have felt right at home.
Tell us about your co-residents. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
My co-residents are the bomb, nuff said. We have honestly an abundance of events to connect with each other
What has surprised you most about Duke?
What surprised me was the relaxed attitude of everyone here. It was a place that I knew was going to be academic, but never realized how relaxed everyone would be.
About Life in Durham
What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
You have it all in one place! Everything is so close, you can have small town vibes with a large city next door. Ideal for anyone.
How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
The triangle has an amazing history for URM. Whether is black wallstreet or the current giopolitical climate at Duke. You will find a proud, diverse culture
Where did you choose to live and why?
I chose to live in downtown Durham. I have access to all the shops and nightlife.
What advice would you give to someone looking to move to Durham?
Living costs are decently low, don't be afraid to pick somewhere nice!
What are your interests outside of medicine?
Surfing, camping, hiking, and any and all sports.