Hey everyone! I come from Severna Park, Maryland (right in-between Annapolis and Baltimore) and after spending four years in New Hampshire for college, I traveled to Vietnam for a year and a half to work for Save the Children. It was there that I realized I wanted to become a doctor. After doing a brief post-bacc and spending a year working at a federally qualified health center, the west coast became my home for the five years that I got my MD at the Stanford School of Medicine and my MPH at the University of California, Berkeley. I was able to return to Vietnam a few more times during school, where I got to learn from amazingly talented physicians and discover my passion for global health.
While I miss California, I am thrilled to be back on the east coast. Family medicine found me during my first year of medical school, and after that I was hooked. I can’t think of a better place than UNC Chapel Hill to keep exploring what it means to provide high-quality primary care to underserved communities. Another thing that drew me to this program was its strong inpatient training. My interests within family medicine include obstetrics, global health (specifically in Southeast Asia), primary care delivery, and academic medicine.