Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Oak Brook, IL
Running, reading, exploring new restaurants, traveling, cooking dinner for family and friends
What attracted you to the MGH Global Medicine program?
I was looking for a program that would provide me with clear direction and mentorship in how to navigate the field of global health. I wanted to be a part of a program that would guide me in finding the best avenues for having a longer lasting, more meaningful impact in underserved communities at home and abroad.
As a resident here, what have you loved about the program?
I have absolutely loved the community and mentorship the program has given me. I love being a part of a smaller community within the larger community at MGH. Further-more, my colleagues in the global medicine program share similar interests and passions; I am constantly inspired by their compassion, humility and respective goals in the global health space. The collaborative spirit of the program also allows us to give each other the feedback and encouragement we need to deepen the impact we hope to achieve.
How has the program prepared you to be a leader in global health?
The program has provided me with the mentorship, protected time and curriculum needed to broaden my understanding of the field of global health and further develop my leadership skills. I have consistent mentorship meetings throughout my training that allow me to constantly craft and re-shape my personal goals. Having this consistent mentorship throughout residency also helps me hold myself accountable to the ultimate impact I hope to have as a physician in underserved communities at home and abroad.