I hope that I can impact medical students, residents, and fellows throughout their training experience.
Was there anything or anyone at VCOM that inspired you to become the physician you are today?
I was always interested in academic medicine, and Dr. Cannon helped solidify my decision. He always went out of his way to help each student with career guidance and other personal concerns. I hope that I can impact medical students, residents, and fellows throughout their training experience.
How has the VCOM mission-inspired you during residency or in your practice?
Baltimore has a diverse population with varying healthcare needs and an understanding of medical conditions. There are always opportunities to dedicate my time to the community to promote health and well-being through education. In addition, I make it my priority to have patience and make every patient feel like their concerns are valued.
What is the best advice you can give a medical student to help them in their path towards being a physician?
Ask a lot of questions. You are expected to have significant gaps in your knowledge, but this fills in with the more questions you ask. Even if it seems very basic, you will want to have a general understanding for yourself or to help patients.
What are your fondest memories of your time at VCOM?
I was unfamiliar with Spartanburg before medical school, but I was very pleasantly surprised. There was a lot to do in the Greenville and Spartanburg area, and people in the city were very welcoming into their community. Also, the relationships I developed with classmates provided me with fun times and helped me get through the stressful times during medical school.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am proud of my podium presentation of my concussion research at a national conference.
When not working, what activities do you enjoy?
I love spending time with my family and enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, going to the beach or out on the water, and traveling to new places.