Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas
Why I chose Greenville: I fell in love with the Upstate during my medical school training in Spartanburg SC, and set my sites on GHS early. During my third-year inpatient medicine rotation I developed a passion for hospitalist medicine and learned that my attending had trained with GHS. I was impressed with his knowledge and skill set, but more so I appreciated his interactions with all those he encountered. I believe the culture at GHS fosters comradery and respect among colleagues as well as compassion for patients and a genuine interest in academics. On interview day, Dr. Fuller discussed his philosophy on medical education and I knew the academics and pursuit of knowledge in other programs could not compare.
Greenville offers a wide variety of pathology with a diverse patient population which was high on my priority list. I wanted opportunities for research, strong hospitalist training and options for rotations in global health and addiction medicine. GHS checked all the boxes. After meeting several residents and having more than one episode of belly laughter during the didactic Jeopardy game, I decided to rank GHS number one. I am ecstatic to have found a place to consider home and continue my training in internal medicine.