The accomplishment I am most proud of is
I am most proud of 2 specific accomplishments up unto this point in my life and those would be becoming and Eagle Scout and receiving my White Coat from VCOM. Both accomplishments would not have been possible on my own and always orient me back to those that are surrounding me in love, encouragement, and support to accomplish my dreams.
I want to help people becuase
When I think back to times where I have merely wanted help and didn’t receive it, I couldn’t imagine being in a position of NEEDING help and it not being available. I love people, especially kids, and being relationships with those people and a piece of that love plants the desire in me to fulfil a purpose and see people receive all levels of healing and deliverance from pain.
The reason I chose VCOM is
I did my undergrad at a very small school (900 students) and, especially in the Science Department, we were a tight knit group. At a VCOM Open House I was able to meet several of the students who explained how their class was a family and all that VCOM does to encourage that collaborative and familial environment. A second important reason for choosing VCOM was their strong OMT course. Desiring to work overseas, in developing countries, the latest and greatest medicines will not always be available and the idea and being able to work and correct/align a person’s musculoskeletal system and immediately reduce pain with only my hands is an incredible addition to any physicians “toolbelt”.
I chose to go into medicine because
I chose to go into medicine because of several reasons. Probably one of the most fundamental would be my love for the human body. All the complexity, mystery, organization, and generally flawless execution of metabolic and homeostatic function, but also the idea of being able to be able to identify and correct the breakdown and be able to support the patients throughout the process.
I believe osteopathic physicians are important because
I believe DO’s are important in the medical field because as a whole, osteopaths are being trained to support patients not only in healing but also in health; not only in medicating but also educating; not only listening to them but hearing and understanding their story.
I enjoy living in Blacksburg because
I enjoy living in Blacksburg because it is beautiful and the food options are endless. I love the mountains and the scenery here is always 360-degree mountain-scape. And whether you like ethnic foods from the heart of Africa, the center of Asia, or maybe you just want some Cookout. Blacksburg has it all. VCOM is located in a quite niche between Blacksburg and Christiansburg but a 5-minute drive can take you to the core of either city.