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- Where are you from?
- I was born and raised in Portugal. My whole family is mainly Italian Brazilian. In 2001 (when I was 18 years old) I came to the US for college in Greenville SC, and I have lived there ever since.
- What are your learning and teaching interest areas?
- My internal medicine interests are very broad, which is why I don’t anticipate subspecializing. I have a strong interest in both inpatient and outpatient procedures, and I am particularly interested in Public and Rural Health topics, as these fields represent sensitive needs in the nation.
- What excites you the most about starting residency?
- I am very excited to meet the rest of the team with whom I will be working for the next three years! I am also excited about having more responsibility over patient care. Lastly, I am definitely excited to make a paycheck!
- How do you spend your time outside of work?
- Usually watching TV shows – I really like Korean dramas, and comedic sitcoms. My husband and I enjoy playing vintage Nintendo games. I also try to spend as much time with my family as possible. I cook a good bit and if I feel up to it, I will make fig jam or spicy orange syrup
- What are some of your academic achievements?
- I founded the 2nd American chapter of the John Snow Society. This is an international Public Health society based in London. Our chapter has been primarily active in community education of Public Health topics.
As a 2nd year medical student, I was selected to represent my student body at the CDC’s Millennial Health Leader’s Summit, where we discussed a diverse list of Public Health issues as well as strategies to tackling some of them.
As a 3rd year medical student, I was blessed with being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. I strive to always demonstrate exemplary humanistic qualities in patient and patient family interactions.
IMRSecond Year Residents
We will start interviewing applicants from late October to January.