Why you chose Family Medicine: When I think of a doctor, I see a Family physician. I think of the person who I go to see at my local clinic whenever I have questions regarding my health. I see a familiar face, who knows me and my health history, and together we work on a plan to tackle any health issues that may arise. That is what I see when I think of a doctor, and that is exactly the type of doctor I wish to become. To me, Family Medicine is the perfect combination of the things that I want and value in my future as a physician.
Why you chose University of Missouri: I chose Mizzou Family Medicine for several reasons. One of the biggest was that this program has an outstanding reputation as being one of the best family medicine programs in the country and is committed to providing exceptional care to its patients. Another strong factor in my decision was based on their dedication to resident education, development, and well-being.
Tell us about your hometown, family, pets and hobbies: I grew up in Vancouver, BC on the Pacific coast of Canada. I have three older siblings who keep me grounded and constantly remind me that I will always be the youngest. I have always had a passion for animals, and I grew up with a wide variety of pets including dogs, hamsters, mice, lizards, turtles and even stick bugs. I love to stay active by running and playing all sports under the sun. As a Canadian, I of course am a huge hockey fan and am very passionate when it comes to my Vancouver Canucks. I do however, for-see myself becoming a big Blues fan as well.
Random fact/facts about you: If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza… and I wouldn’t even be mad about it.
As a child I had a very large collection of dancing hamsters.
In elementary school, I used to drink up-to 1 liter of chocolate milk per day. As a family doctor, I do not endorse this.
Specialty interests: My goal is to one day open my own general practice in an underserved community. However, I do have strong interests in both sports medicine and addictions medicine, and I intend to incorporate both specialties in my future as a physician.