Hometown: Bennington, Vermont
Med School: University of Pennsylvania
Favorite Food: Pretty much everything my partner, Breanne, makes.
Closest brush with famous person: I, like many Vermonters, hugged Bernie Sanders in high school.
Personal goals: (in no particular order) 1. Stay in shape. 2. Become a decent piper. 3. Be a good partner (which is in direct conflict with goal 2). 4. Have fun outside as much as possible. 5. Do cool research. 6. Leave no body part un-ultrasounded. 7. Not be the most disorganized resident. 8. Become a competent physician.
Why MMC: First of all, when interviewing, I was impressed by how happy the residents were -and it’s totally authentic. My co-residents are kind, interesting, and wicked smart. The faculty are amazing teachers, mentors, and friends. MMC EM hits the sweet spot between academic and community and between low-volume and chaos. Our ultrasound is top notch. Our critical care bays are full of action. Pre-hospital medicine is very important here. With a large refugee population, we see patients just off the plane from around the world. I could go on. And Portland! The ocean! The mountains! The food! The beer!