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What drew you to UNC?

I came down to Atlanta for medical school and loved the atmosphere, weather, and food in the South. I wanted to stay around the area for residency and what drew me to UNC were the people, environment, and clinical opportunities. I knew the program had a great reputation and a friendly atmosphere and I was immediately blown away by all the residents and faculty that I spoke to. The residents seemed happy and supported and the leadership faculty were all relatable, fun, and extremely dedicated to resident education! I also think the area is a fantastic place to live and train. There are so many running and hiking trails and parks, affordable food options, and lots to do in the surrounding cities of Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville! We also have the incredible opportunity of working with a diverse patient population and underserved communities with very complicated social situations. I think UNC is the perfect combination of down-to-earth people, clinical variety, and academic research in a really fun place to live!

What do you do for fun?

I try and get outside to do something fun every day! I’ve been exploring some of the many running and hiking trails around UNC. I also love to bike, swim, and play tennis. I’ve also been exploring all of the amazing food options in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. I’m hoping to eventually venture out to Asheville and Charlotte too! In my free time I’ve also been experimenting with new meals and snacks from Trader Joe’s.