Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Auburn
Undergraduate: University of Missouri – Columbia
Bio: Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergrad, graduating in 2010. After working multiple jobs in Missouri and Colorado as a firefighter/paramedic and critical care RN (both in- and pre-hospital), I returned to school at VCOM in Auburn, Alabama. I was fortunate that when it came time to choose a specialty, I was already certain that Emergency Medicine was exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. And after spending time here as a visiting 4th year med student, I was just as certain that Mizzou was exactly where I wanted to train. From the faculty who are just as fun to work with as they are clinically competent, to the diversity of patient pathology that comes through the doors, it was clear that the University of Missouri was the right fit.
In addition, Columbia is a great spot that has both a college town feel, as well as many of the resources and amenities of a larger city. Between the plethora of running, hiking and mountain bike trails and its close proximity to St. Louis and Kansas City, it’s truly a great place to live.