Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Medical School: Charité University Medicine Berlin
Why I Chose Greenville: The first time I considered Greenville as a potential place to live and work was during a family visit just after high school. Being an outdoors-enthusiast, what initially made me fall in love with the city was the easy accessibility of phenomenal hiking routes, lakes and opportunities for mountain biking and kayaking, among others. Having grown up in two large cities, I was looking to transition to a place that still had a city feel to it, with cultural and athletic events and an actual downtown, but with less of the day-to-day stresses and hectic pace. Greenville was the perfect choice in this regard.
I had the opportunity to spend time at Prisma Health during medical school and felt very welcomed by both the residents I worked with as well as the program leadership I got to meet. The small class size made for a very close-knit community feeling among residents. The faculty were also very aware of the goals and needs of each individual resident. It is hard to find such a level of collegiality and camaraderie in the setting of such a big hospital system. After a great interview experience, I knew that this was where I wanted the next phase of my clinical training to take place.