I Have One of the Best Jobs in the World
One of my favorite quotes by Isaac Newton goes, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” My giant in medical school was Patrick McManus, MD, who introduced me to the incredible impact that family physicians can have in the communities they serve and the populations of people they keep healthy.
Throughout medical school, I dedicated my time to working with homeless adolescents in inner city Philadelphia. This experience helped me understand the importance of advocacy and population health interventions. It also gave me a greater appreciation for the barriers to health care that many of our patients face.
My interests in urban underserved care and full-spectrum care led me to the Grant Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbus, OH, where I developed an even greater love for family medicine. As I write this, I am in my last year of residency, and I am so thankful that I still wake up every morning knowing that I have one of the best jobs in the world.
From full spectrum patient care to population health work, to advocacy and medical student/resident teaching, family physicians continue to inspire me by their resourcefulness and dedication to making this world a better place. As I move into my next chapter of life, the opportunities of what I can do with my future are endless, and I am incredibly grateful for the support of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians as I make that transition.
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