I think there’s something about health care as a profession that sincerely dedicates your entire life, and not just your work life, to taking care of people and the rest of the population. I think there’s a lot of sacrifice in medicine and you really need to devote your whole life to education and training. Even when you’re done with your formal training, it’s important to stay up to date with research and information that’s coming out every day that may affect your patients. To me, that represented my personality and how I wanted to commit my life to my career.
I am passionate about working in a multidisciplinary team and providing exceptional patient care with colleagues who share in that same passion. Everyone on a patient’s team truly cares about that individual’s personal goals and navigating a treatment plan.
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
When I was a physician assistant student, I kind of fell in love with the academic part of hematology and oncology on a cellular level. And then I decided I wanted to do an elective rotation as a student on bone marrow transplant to see if I liked it on a clinical level. And I fell in love with it. I really fell in love with the patients.
University of Washington
Physician Assistant, 2018, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant
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