What attracted you to your field?
I became interested in internal medicine when I was working as a nurse on a medical and cardiology ward. I enjoyed the complex cases, and was intrigued by the problem solving process, as well as working closely with patients and the health care team. My internal medicine rotations throughout medical school sealed the deal for me.
In 10 years, what UBC moment will you still be talking about?
I will always remember meeting my Southern Medical Program friends at the first lunch social. The people I connected with on that first day are still my closest friends.
What’s next for you?
I am very excited to be heading to Vancouver with my husband and our cat, Clawde, to start a residency program in internal medicine.
As you look ahead, who inspires you?
I have always been inspired by the late Dr. Nelems, who I was fortunate enough to have as a teacher and mentor during medical school. I admired his passion for medicine, his dedication to advance medicine, and his genuine care for patients.
Name one thing on your bucket list.
I have always dreamed of travelling to Italy to cycle through the country, while sampling cheese and olives, and drinking wine. Sounds nice!