- Medical school: University of Puerto Rico
- Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Where you are from?
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
What subspeciality you want to choose?
Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Surgery
What you like about the program/area?
Residents are exposed to a hands-on surgical experience since very early in our residency, including a fair amount of time 1 on 1 with the attending or chief resident. We see a wide array of pathologies and complexity of cases, including a rising number in open vascular cases. The resident group is very close and supportive. Great relationship with the attendings, who are examples to follow. Columbia is a small, quiet and welcoming city. Boasting a low cost of living, multiple restaurants, outdoor activities and, being a college city, a fair amount of night activities. Two hours away from Kansas City and St. Louis if looking for a big city feel for the weekend.
Personal statement about your life/family
Born and raised in Puerto Rico until I moved over to Columbia for residency. Enjoy guitar playing, music gear collection/trading, music recording/production, competitive videogames, weight-lifting and operative neuroanatomy reading.