What is your post-residency job/location?
I am currently working for South Lyon Medical Center in rural Nevada. I work in primary care as well as in a small emergency department of a critical access hospital.
How did our residency help prepare you for practice?
Our residency gave me excellent, up to date primary care training. In addition, I rotated with and establish strong collegial relationships with many specialists. This expanded my scope of practice and helped define appropriate treatment and referral options.
What made the residency unique?
One of the things that make the UNR Family Medicine residency unique is the tremendous amount of freedom I had in elective rotations. Because I planned to work in a rural ED I chose my electives to gain additional skills in necessary areas: pediatric respiratory care, emergency medicine, and critical care.
Any other special recollections you have of residency?
Above all else, I can say that the people involved throughout my training, both my co-residents and the faculty, are what I will always remember most fondly. I have made life-long friends and mentors who I cherish.
What else would you like to share about your life?
I have the somewhat unique experience of having had all my training; undergraduate, medical school and residency in Nevada. I also happen to be a fourth-generation and lifelong Nevadan myself so having had the opportunity to be raised, trained and now practice medicine in Northern Nevada truly is a joy and privilege.