Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Culver City, CA
Why Kaweah Delta?
I thought the residents and faculty were all great and very welcoming!
The community hospital setting of Kaweah Delta was also a great motivator
for me, I wanted the ER training of a community program that I believe
will prepare me very well for my career as an ER attending. I also grew
up in California, and my fiance is from the central valley, so we are
excited to come to Visalia!
Why did you choose Emergency Medicine?
I really love treating emergency situations and being able to provide immediate
interventions and relief for patients. The ER allows me to see a wide
variety of patients, and perform many different procedures. I also enjoy
being able to treat all patients who come to the ER, no matter what they
present with. Every day brings something new.
Gym, swimming, finding new Netflix shows, homebrewing.
Who will be moving to Visalia with you?
My fiance, Tamara.
What is the most important advice you have for patients?
Take ownership of your health, stay as informed as you can about which
diagnoses you have and which medications you are taking.
What advice do you have for a student who would like to become a physician one day?
Start getting involved with volunteering or shadowing in a medical setting
today. The best way to see if medicine is right for you is to start getting
as much exposure to the profession as you can, and try to see as many
different settings and specialties as you can to get a more complete view
of the different responsibilities of each specialty.
What is something about you most people do not know?
I speak fluent Swedish, and love Swedish food
Who influenced you to become a physician and why?
During my undergraduate years, I volunteered at a community hospital in
Oxnard, CA. The physicians and nurses I worked with there were all so
helpful, caring, and enthusiastic about teaching me and taking care of
their patients. They all really inspired me to go in to medicine.