Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
I enjoy adolescent medicine and would be interested in pursuing that as a career!
Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
I was searching for a residency program with the resources of a large academic center and a warm, community-focused atmosphere. At UPMC Shadyside, I found friendly and supportive staff, a wonderfully diverse city population, and ample room for adaptation of the curriculum to my interests. Also, the interviewing staff was happy to talk about “Dancing with the Stars,” East Asian ink landscape painting, and houseplant care with me. I felt sure that these were my people. As for place— after eight years in little Providence, Rhode Island, Pittsburgh is an exciting place to explore!
What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
I hope to meet many new people, develop my medical knowledge and procedural skills, and help patients achieve their goals through care for their physical, mental, emotional, and psychosocial health. I want to be prepared for everything in my future clinic.
Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?
Ballroom dancing, drawing with ink and watercolors, hiking, eating my own weight in seafood, and tending to my indoor garden!