Hometown: Lumberton, North Carolina
Career interests: Family Medicine
Hobbies: Racquetball, ultimate frisbee, cooking, backpacking, reading fiction novels
Education: Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill (2014) – B.A. Political Science Graduate: Post-baccalaureate life science coursework at UNC Pembroke
Pharmacology Tutor, Brody School of Medicine
As a 2nd and 3rd year medical student, I spent time tutoring my peers in pharmacology. My favorite role was creating test questions for medications based on former experiences with those medications as a paramedic. It was a great opportunity to pass on knowledge gained, but it also challenged me to delve deeper into the subject matter in order to answer the contemplative questions of my classmates.
I am excited to have chosen psychiatry as my future specialty; I was drawn to psychiatry by the strong physician-patient relationships, the fascinating biological underpinnings of psychiatric disease, and the biopsychosocial approach to addressing mental illness. As I await the residency application process, I will continue to broaden my knowledge through psychiatry electives. However, I will also be working to bolster my general medical knowledge through electives such as nephrology, infectious disease, and urology. In my spare time, I plan to continue hobbies I developed during the pandemic- meditation, golfing, and exploring Greenville.