Undergraduate School: Boston University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
I grew up in a college town and loved it, so when applying for residency, I wanted someplace similar were I could have some financial flexibility, drive to work and make small talk in the grocery line without seeming crazy. At my interview, I came in guns blazing with my 10-year plan for academic promotion and a very kind attending (as they all are) gracefully told me to cool my jets. We talked about our respective recent vacations and then eased back into all the training opportunities at Michigan. I felt reassured that all the resources imaginable could be available to me, but that more importantly, somebody would always have my back and make sure I never lost track of the non-medicine parts of my life.
Fun fact: I desperately want a Newfoundland dog. Between my year-long search and unrestrained plunge into the Newfoundland online community, I probably know more about these dogs than I do any primary neurologic disease.
My theme song: “Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Monty Python’s Life of Brian