Where are you from?
I am from right here in Stockton, Ks. I graduated from Stockton High School and completed my undergraduate degree at Fort Hays State University. I am currently in my third year of medical school at Kansas University School of Medicine in Kansas City, Ks.
Why did you come to Stockton?
I came to Stockton for several reasons but the main reasons are as follows. First, I have heard nothing but great things about the doctors and staff from my fellow classmates who have also rotated through Stockton. Second, it is nice to be around familiar faces and see how everyone I grew up with is doing these days. Third, I knew my mom would do my laundry!
What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
Currently, I am thinking about a career in surgery. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and I believe a career in surgery can fulfill that passion while at the same time being able to practice medicine and care for patients. I will add that I have an open mind at this point and may choose a different specialty in the end, but the one aspect of medicine that I definitely prefer is working in the rural setting.