Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
I am considering pursuing the Sports Medicine track during my residency at UPMC Shadyside
Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
I chose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program after having the opportunity to spend a month during my clerkships with the program. The teaching and the hospitality displayed by the faculty and residents was the most impressive that I had seen. I knew immediately that UPMC Shadyside was going to be a great fit for me.
Being from Toledo, Ohio, I love the Midwest and the big city feel of Pittsburgh. Now that I have had the opportunity to spend some time in Pittsburgh, I have grown to feel a strong connection with the people of the city. I am excited to spend at least the next several years in the greater Pittsburgh area.
What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
My main goal while a resident at UPMC Shadyside is to expose myself to a large variety of pathologies as well as a large variety of demographics in my patients. I feel that is the most important thing and will prepare me well to provide quality care for any patient that I see in the future.
Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?
I am a lifelong athlete and fan of sports. I like to spend my free time exercising, ideally playing ice hockey or spending time outdoors. I am a devout fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. I also like to spend my free time listening to and playing music whenever the opportunity is there.