What attracted you to Internal Medicine?
After my third year in medical school I realized that internal medicine would provide me with a broad base of medical knowledge before jumping into a specialty. This appealed to me at many levels, but most of all, it allowed me to pursue research that I was very much interested in.
What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for residency training?
Its strong academic curriculum, its emphasis on resident training and the quality of research mentorship and opportunities. I was also attracted to the exceptionally collaborative nature of medical practice at Mayo, which ultimately benefits patient care as much as it makes training all the more enjoyable.
What makes Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine residency unique?
I was trained in a very strong academic program and looked for a similar setting for my residency training. Mayo presented me with a large, but highly personalized, program that is not only academically strong but also incredibly ample, with strong specialties ranging throughout most fields. As a resident, you see a wide variety of cases, from rare disorders to plenty of general medicine.
Anything surprise you about Mayo's program?
Its ancillary staff, the incredible efficiency of its administrative services, the approachable nature of its faculty, the educational value of its conferences and breakfast with morning report.
What is living in Rochester like for you?
I was afraid I would not find a very cosmopolitan town, but it turns out Rochester is not as small as it seems. I moved here with my wife, we just had a baby girl, and I look forward to raising her here.
What does your future look like right now?
Bright. I'm interested in pursuing a fellowship in gastroenterology and I think my residency training will go a long way in preparing me for this.
July 06, 2012