University of Iowa
I grew up in Ames, IA playing soccer and wrestling. I attended Grinnell College and during my last few years there, I decided to pursue medicine because I believed it offered me a great combination of science and social services.
In college and through medical school, I learned a lot about the social determinants of health. I became more aware of barriers patients face in accessing care, which is why I chose to go into family medicine. I believe family physicians are in a position to serve the community not only in medicine, but social work as well.
I chose Mizzou because the residents and staff were very welcoming and passionate about working in Columbia. They have a great support system in place, and their partnering system is very appealing attracted me to the program.
I enjoy running with my partner, Kelly, and my dog, Pingu; cycling and swimming. I also enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes.
South Providence Family Medicine