What drew you to the field of medicine?
Whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up as a kid, doctor was always the first thing that came to my mind. I was never sure why when I was younger; it almost felt like an impulsive response. My favorite classes have always been science classes and anatomy always fascinated me from a young age. Additionally, my mother's side of the family is comprised of many doctors, so talks about medicine and medical occupations always filled my ears from a young age. As I got older, I continued to pursue my medical interests by joining the HOSA chapter at my local high school and shadowing at an Emergency Room in my hometown. The experiences I gained through these initiatives made me realize that pursuing medicine was the career path for me, a path that has stuck with me since childhood, and a path full of helping people through science and compassion.
What are your future plans?
As of now I have a strong interest in radiology, especially interventional radiology. Looking at X-rays and CT scans in the ER and attempting to discern what was wrong with a patient was fascinating to me. However, there are a lot of interesting things about medicine to me, and I am open to exploring a wide variety of options through my time at South Carolina.