Southern Medical Program Class of 2015
Current Job Title:
PGY 2 Resident, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Alberta
Tell us what you do at your workplace in two to three sentences.
I am part of the team that cares for surgical patients in the hospital while at the same time completing my training to become a practicing general surgeon.
What attracted you to a career in medicine?
Medicine provides a continuous intellectual challenge while at the same time providing the unique opportunity to have a positive impact on patient’s lives.
Today in healthcare it’s important to…
Stay current. Regardless of your specialty, things are constantly evolving.
What is the best professional advice you received?
Know your patients, read more, be better tomorrow than you were today.
What is your favourite UBC Faculty of Medicine memory?
Spending residency match day with my close friends and fellow classmates
What advice to you have for current medical students?
Try to avoid getting caught up in the idea that you need to make up your mind early on about what you will be doing for the rest of your life. A career in medicine is constantly changing and you will be pulled in many directions during your training. Things have a way of working out, know what is important to you and enjoy the journey along the way.
Bucket list item?
To watch a baseball game live at Fenway Park.