First, tell us about you.
I’m currently a 1st year GI fellow. Originally, I’m from Metairie, LA. I went to LSU for undergrad and then medical school at LSUHSC – Shreveport. I went on to do my Internal Medicine residency at UMMC. I have a very handsome Corgi named Barley.
What do you like most about UMMC?
I acknowledge it’s a stereotypical answer, but the people. It was the first thing I noticed when I interviewed here for residency, and it has held true.
What advice would you offer to the incoming interns? Would your advice be different for a first year fellow?
Keep your head above water and keep kicking. As long as you put in the work, it gets much easier. As far as if my advice would be different for a first year fellow, I’ll let you know soon; but it’s my philosophy right now.
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
“Why the 2019 National Champion LSU Tigers had the greatest season of the modern era.” Or “Late 90s and Early 2000s Pop Punk.”
What are some small things that make your day better?
At work, reaching the cecum. Outside of work, walking Barley and catching up on the podcasts that build up in my feed.
Where do you want to be in your life in 5 years?
Back in New Orleans celebrating LSU winning its 5th consecutive National Championship and the Saints winning the Super Bowl.
What was your favorite part of residency?
I met a lot of great people that made coming to work easier, and I always enjoyed the social aspect of working nights and hanging out in the lounge between pages/admissions.
What is your favorite thing about Jackson?
I enjoy living in the Fondren area because it has all the amenities I need, including bar, gym, restaurants, coffee, etc all within walking distance. It also helps that the hospital is so close by so that I can sleep until the last minute and still make it to work in time.
If you weren’t a physician, what would you be?
My dream is to one day open up a nanobrewery/restaurant, so probably that.