Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Medical School: University of South Carolina, Columbia
Why I chose Greenville: I grew up and went to college in Charleston, medical school in Columbia; therefore, moving to Greenville seemed like the logical transition for someone who wants to practice medicine in this region. I want to give back to the community that has afforded me so many opportunities. One of the many reasons I chose Greenville was because what I heard from fellow medical students who rotated through the Internal Medicine program here. They spoke highly about the dedication to quality patient care, inclusivity, and passion for teaching among the residents and attendings. All of these qualities were affirmed during the dinner and subsequent interview day as collegiality and comradery were the prevailing themes among all of my faculty and resident interactions. Dr. Byrd’s enthusiasm for global health is similar to what I wish to pursue with helping the under-served people here and abroad. Dr. Dendy’s passion for an innovative medical education curriculum along with her friendly and welcoming nature absolutely sold me that this is the right program for me. Furthermore, Greenville offers the perfect combination and resources of an academic center with feeling of a small program. I am thrilled to begin the next chapter of my medical training with the most competent, well-trained, and compassionate group of faculty and residents!
Despite being a Gamecock fan, choosing the Upstate/rival territory for my future training was an easy decision. I love the outdoors and Greenville has numerous opportunities for running, hiking, camping, and basketball. I truly believe Greenville is a hidden gem with all that it has to offer including the great outdoors, vibrant arts scene, and fantastic restaurants.