I want to develop patient/physician relationships through continuity of care with my patients, so my practices of interest are mostly ones in which I would see the same patients throughout periods of their lives.
Who or what has inspired you while at VCOM?
The faculty and student body inspire me at VCOM. Faculty members push us to be the most excellent physicians we can be, while the students support each other through even the most difficult courses and weeks.
Who or what inspired you to study medicine?
I started at ULM in 2006 to study wildlife biology, and I took a class in parasitology. The course focused on clinical parasitology, which led to my desire to study medicine. These tiny creatures can affect the human body in so many different ways, and the body contains so many defense mechanisms against parasites and other pathogens. That class inspired me to learn as much as I could about the human body and how it interacts with different disease processes.
Why did you choose VCOM?
Out of all the schools I interviewed with, VCOM's faculty seemed the most welcoming and involved. My interview day truly felt like a family experience, and all of my interviewers wanted to learn more about me as a person.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy playing with my two kids, Ruby (3 years old) and Tucker (7 years old). Our family loves puzzles, escape rooms, and board games.
Are you interested in a particular practice or specialty once you graduate? What has inspired your interest in this specialty?
As I learn more, my interests change. My current top three to explore are pediatrics, OB/GYN, and family medicine. I want to develop patient/physician relationships through continuity of care with my patients, so my practices of interest are mostly ones in which I would see the same patients throughout periods of their lives.