Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla
Why I chose Greenville: In deciding where to complete my residency training, it all came down to that gut feeling that you get on interview day. Not only did this program have highly trained faculty, but the camaraderie amongst faculty, residents, and staff was evident from the very beginning. There was a clear enthusiasm from all ends to get this program off the ground and the faculty displayed a genuine interest in resident education and success. I knew that a new program would provide me with a unique opportunity to work closely with attendings and how resident feedback would be truly valued. As someone that is still exploring my post-residency plans, I also valued the early exposure this program provides to both inpatient and outpatient subspecialty experiences. Perhaps most importantly, I appreciated how our program director was a huge advocate for resident wellness and maintaining the work-life balance. My medical training has taken me to various parts of the world, but the Upstate strikes the ideal balance of a small town with big city feels. It is truly a beautiful place with plenty of great restaurants, outdoor activities, and tons of culture and diversity. I couldn’t be more excited to be here as a part of the legacy class and I look forward to seeing the growth this program experiences in the coming years.