I grew up in the other Carolina on a farm outside of Florence, SC. I attended Furman University for undergrad and was fortunate to spend a lot of time travelling with a semester in Australia, a summer in Ghana working in a hospital and another in Italy working on a farm. I became very interested in global and public health during this time and decided to pursue medicine. After college, I lived in DC for a year working in a wine store and taking a sommelier course. I am no longer good at fancy wine terms, but I am still pretty good at drinking wine. I then spent a few months living in Costa Rica giving ATV tours before starting medical school at MUSC in Charleston, SC. I was interested in most everything during med school including urology, OB, and EM and was a latecomer to the family medicine game, but now I am so excited to be in it! I was drawn to family medicine because I wanted to be on the front lines of medicine and I believe primary care is leading the healthcare revolution.
As soon as I decided on Family Medicine, UNC was at the top of my list for programs. After my interview, I was sure it was where I wanted to be. The residents I met were smart, passionate, and approachable and had balanced lives outside of medicine. The diverse and accomplished faculty and extensive range of opportunities make it easy to carve out your own unique family medicine niche, while still being highly trained to practice in any setting. I am interested in global health, integrative medicine, women’s health, behavioral health and rural medicine and have already been exposed to many other exciting areas within family medicine since starting residency.
I couples’ matched with my partner, John Campbell, and we are loving the area so far. We have enjoyed planting a garden, fixing up our house and defending our chickens from the neighborhood fox. In my free time, I try to take advantage of the abundance of live music, breweries, awesome food (especially trucks), running trails and yoga around the triangle. I also love cooking and having dinner parties, so stop by if you’re in town!
Education and Training
Resident – University of North Carolina Dept. of Family Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, 05/2015 – 05/2018
MD – Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, United States, 08/2011 – 05/2015
BS – Furman University, Greenville, SC, Health and Exercise Science, 08/2006 – 05/2010