Undergraduate School and Major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Neurobiology
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Life/professions/adventures prior to attending medical school: Went straight through from college to med school. I spent a lot of hours playing Skyrim my senior year in college, which might have been my greatest adventure. I was feared throughout the whole land.
Interests / Hobbies: Big music guy – started playing violin when I was 3 and it’s always been a big part of my life. I played in the med school band which was fun, but nobody could hear violin over the other instruments so I was pretty much eye candy. I enjoy pickup sports, mainly basketball and also have been getting into pickleball the last few years. I love golf but I suck at it.
Favorite Food: Meat and potatoes – probably steak
Favorite Novels: Catcher in the Rye (I’ve heard this is a common answer among serial killers so I’m not sure what that says about me…)
Favorite Movie: Goodwill Hunting
Favorite Hike: From my house to Jimmy Johns
Favorite Ski Trail: I’ve only ever skied at Granite Peak in my home town of Wausau, WI
Favorite Beach (doesn’t have to be in Maine): Sayulita, Mexico
Closest brush with a famous person: Stood in line with Thon Maker in Milwaukee, WI (he’s a former player for Milwaukee Bucks)
Celebrity I most resemble: Elon Musk before he got a hair transplant and became hot
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Best job was lifeguarding during my college summers
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: High school math teacher and coach basketball on the side
Medical Interests: Too early to say but I’ve always had an interest in teaching, and also sports med.
Personal Goals: Cultivate an environment in the ER where everyone likes each other and has fun – sounds idealistic but I think it’s possible
Favorite Place in Maine: I’ve only ever been to Portland, so probably Portland
Why MMC: The people. Everyone I met was welcoming and friendly, I could see myself working alongside them. I also liked that it is a hands-on residency, especially without Ortho/ENT/Ophtho residencies it seems like a great opportunity to learn procedures. I like the philosophy of being prepared to work in any environment. But at the end of the day, it was the people that sold me.