Undergraduate/Masters: Tufts University: Physics
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Gardening and anatomical Sketching.
Why Med-Peds: Taking care of populations of medically and socially complex adolescents is extremely interesting and rewarding for me. Whether a teenager has diabetes, congenital heart disease, or another illness of childhood, adolescence is a time when they have to mature and learn to take responsibility for their body in a way that is demanded of very few of their peers. A Med-Peds education will give me a foundational knowledge of complex, specialty care that will help me support my medically and socially complex patients for the rest of my career.
Why DMC/Detroit: At DMC, I am able to take responsibility for patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings in a way that allows for really genuine patient panels. Because of our continuity clinic here at DMC, I can recruit patients and follow them for all 4 years of my training. Being able to have a long term relationship built out of care and responsibility is the reason I am in medicine, and I am really grateful that I get to experience that so early in my training. Additionally, training in Detroit is equipping me with the skills to use my medical knowledge to advocate for systems change that can generate meaningful improvement in my patients lives.
Career Goals: Full spectrum primary care, Medical Education, and Advocacy.