What are your medical interests?
I think surgery is amazing, especially orthopedics. The fact that we can “cut to cure” blows my mind. I worked as a scrub technician in the OR for a year and all I could think about was how badly I wanted to be a surgeon.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to go places with my incredible wife, Carson, and our beautiful daughter, Austen.
What advice do you have for first-year students?
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” Just kidding. Pace yourself. You learn so much amazing stuff in year one, but it just keeps coming and coming and never lets up. If you overdo it in the first couple of class (like I did), you will struggle to maintain that place in the later ones. Study at a sustainable level each day, and don’t forget to exercise and have fun.
Fun facts about you:
I love reading and writing, and I have published a couple of articles about medical school online. I look up to physician-writers like Atul Gawande and Michael Crichton.