Hello and Welcome to Mercy!
I am excited to be the Internal Medicine Chief Resident for the 2020-2021 academic year!
I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I attended a small liberal arts college in Mobile, Alabama for my undergraduate degree in biology. I met my husband, a St. Louis native, in college. I fell in love with his home town after my first visit.
I attended medical school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. I moved to St. Louis permanently for the third- and fourth-year clerkships. After rotating at Mercy Hospital as a student, I knew it was the best place for me to complete my training as an internal medicine resident.
Mercy Hospital is a large community hospital with a relatively small resident footprint. This model gives residents the resources and clinical opportunities of a university program with a level of individualized learning that is only possible in smaller program. Over the three years of my residency training, I formed strong working relationships with the program directors and faculty. They get to know residents on an individual level in order to support each person’s career goals. I was also able to work one-on-one with subspecialty attending physicians on my elective rotations. Everyone is extremely approachable and eager to teach. As a recent graduate, I feel very well prepared for independent practice in both inpatient and outpatient arenas. As the Chief Resident, I am fortunate to be part of the faculty for our inpatient hospitalist service as well as our outpatient continuity clinic.
I could not ask for a better city than St. Louis in which to start my career. St. Louis offers something for everyone- city living with restaurants and other activities within walking distance, as well as suburban living perfect for growing families. There are free attractions including museums, science center and a zoo! Although natives are extremely proud of the pizza and barbeque available in town. St. Louis offers a wide variety of cuisine from many different cultural backgrounds.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have.