Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Undergrad: Univ Wisconsin
Medical School: UCLA
Matched Categorical Program: Ophthalmology, University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Future Career Plans: Academics with a focus on online medical education
Fun Facts/Hobby: My roommate and I (shoutout to Itamar) started a worm farm on our apartment
patio this year to compost our food waste. Fun fact: worms are hardier
than you expect. They survived the 100+ degree Riverside summer heat.
Why RCH?: The biggest draw for me was the EM, rather than IM, focus of the program.
Practically speaking, I'm counting on it to give me a little more confidence
when a rapid response is called for future patients in clinic (happened
to me once on an away rotation). In addition, the flexibility of the program
allows me to tailor our curriculum to exactly what I'm interested in and
allows me to continue working on research/education projects outside the
hospital. Finally, the incredible program leadership (Dr. An, Dr. G, and
Kris) truly care about our well being and always go the extra mile for
us - words do not do them justice!