What attracted you to your field?
Medicine provides a unique opportunity to help people physically or mentally by providing direct care or providing advice and being a source of support. All while providing a rewarding and ever-changing career to the practitioner. This duo of a challenging career that allows you to continuously develop, and potentially make large differences in people’s lives for the better is why I chose medicine.
In 10 years what UBC moment will you still be talking about?
I will always remember the very first real lecture we had as a whole class in Vancouver. Everyone was chatting as usual in the lecture hall, but when the signal was given for the lecture to start it went dead silent in a hurry. Everyone was watching Dr. Crawford give one of his classic lessons like hawks, and the noise of scribbling pens and fingers typing was louder than I had ever heard. I remember sitting there thinking is this what med school was like? I thought it was just like something out of a movie, all these people doing their best to jot down and slam information into their brains while an experienced teacher was demonstrating embryology with colour-coded models. It's nice to remember how excited we were to start and I expect to feel the same way in July.
Whats next for you?
In July, I will be heading to Edmonton to start my residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Alberta.
As you look ahead, who inspires you?
Over my couple years of training I came across many great clinicians, their examples inspire me to try emulate the parts of their practices that I thought were exemplary. Combine this with the stories of the patients you see being helped, and it is easy to stay committed to learning and doing your best. Personally, I want to provide work that is meaningful and I can be proud of in the future, and I am lucky to have siblings that are successful in health care that also push me/ inspire me.
Name one thing on your bucket list.
Ride the Maratona dles dolomites.