Hometown: Greer, South Carolina
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Why I Chose Greenville: I chose Prisma Health Upstate Internal Medicine Residency for a variety of reasons, but ultimately, it came down to the feeling I got on my interview day. IM residencies will largely be structured in a similar fashion, so the important characteristics that distinguished them for me were reputation, career advancement opportunity, and level of commitment to resident educational, professional, and personal development and growth. At Greenville, all these characteristics came to the forefront, not because of anything specific on paper, but because of the feel and interactions with the people that make this residency program run. Residency is a time of hard work, but it is also a time for great potential. I needed a program that would demand a lot from its residents, but still at the end of the day provide a platform that allowed residents to grow as physicians. Prisma Health Upstate is that program.