Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
I am in the global health track. I am interested in working with underserved patient populations in the clinic, as well as on health systems issues, public health, and health policy.
Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
I was looking for a program that is community-oriented and academically affiliated. I wanted to join a program that is very supportive, and I felt welcomed by residents and faculty at UPMC Shadyside, and that we shared common interests in family medicine. For residency, I was looking to live in a city with green spaces, and I love the many rivers and parks in Pittsburgh.
What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
First and foremost, I would like to become proficient in my clinical diagnosis and treatment skills, so that I can go on to practice in inpatient and outpatient settings with confidence.
Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?
I enjoy yoga, trail running, playing piano, reading, and salsa dancing. I also like cooking and eating different foods and traveling and exploring new places.