- Medical School: Universidad De Montemorelos: Nuevo León, Mexico
- Internal Medicine Residency: Loyola Medicine Macneal Hospital: Berwyn, Il
- Current Position: Internist and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist, Carbondale, IL
Training at MU has been one of the best decisions of my career! After interviewing at quite a few places, I ultimately decided on MU based primarily on the “fit factor.” I enjoyed the culture and people that that I worked with … from the program coordinator - who is always on top of things, to the program director - who not only teaches but takes time to individually mentor fellows, as well as the other associated physicians and staff who are truly passionate about palliative medicine.
It is understandable that while most of my time was focused on providing palliative care to cancer patients, I was not short-changed when it came to seeing other common palliative conditions. I really appreciated learning across all care settings … from home hospice and long-term care to the ED, inpatient, ICU, GIP, outpatient and telemedicine. Having elective time allowed me to specifically tailor my training to the areas that would be most relevant and beneficial to my career. I am currently incorporating these learned skills into my primary practice.
I have only good things to say about training at Mizzou, and would highly recommend the HPM Fellowship to anyone who is passionate and driven by hospice and palliative medicine.