Northeast Ohio Medical University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Why Kaweah Delta?
From my first interactions with the residents and faculty, it was clear
that training was at Kaweah Delta was among a close-knit family. Dedication
to ultrasound training, procedural exposure and KD’s high volume
ED in central Cali with a large catchment area stood out. Lastly Visalia’s
location with low cost of living and proximity to LA, San Fran, the beach,
and the mountains was unparalleled.
Why did you choose Emergency Medicine?
Fast paced shift work, which allows me to learn and help patients who have
a wide variety of personal backgrounds and medical diseases in a myriad
of different specialties.
Billiards, backpacking, Soccer, Tennis, Snowboarding, dystopian fiction,
What is the most important advice you have for patients?
Doctors are experts in Medicine, and patients are experts in themselves.
Don’t shy away from expressing your concerns about a doctors plans.
A good doctor will encourage your honesty and work with you to find a
plan suitable for you. If you just nod and agree with a doctor’s
plan but know you can never fulfill it, it’ll only lead to more
What advice do you have for a student who would like to become a physician one day?
Truly figure out why you want to go into Medicine. Talk with physicians
at various stages of training to learn what your path looks like, and
understand what sacrifices need to be made along the way. Medicine is
a wonderful field for those that love it, but a very demanding field for
the rest of your life for those whose passions lie elsewhere
What is something about you most people do not know?
While I am Canadian born and raised in Ohio, I am the biggest freeze baby,
you will ever meet.
Who influenced you to become a physician and why?