|Undergraduate School||Christian Brothers University|
|Medical School||University of Tennessee Health Science Center|
|Internship||University of Tennessee Health Science Center|
|Research||Bone mineral density and muscle strength, brain vasodilatory autoregulation, brain carbon monoxide production|
Getting to Know
I chose Baptist because of the wonderful atmosphere at this hospital. We are trained to be a proficient, practical radiologist. I also liked that at Baptist, there are not very many other residents, so you are treated as a staff radiologist much of the time. This is intimidating but helps to build confidence and skill quickly. The radiology attendings are completely dedicated to your training, and I feel completely comfortable going to them with problems or questions.
Depending on where I am working, I usually will read all types of x-rays, CT, ultrasound, and MRI. The pace is usually pretty quick, but good for building skill and efficiency. You also get procedure experience while on interventional radiology with CT/USG guided biopsies and vascular procedures.
I love the hometown feel even though you are in a big city. There are so many different types of neighborhoods and always something to do. It is great for a family with children also because of the great parks and activities.
I love to paint/sketch when I get the time. I also love to pleasure read when I am not studying.
Married with a 2 year old son.
I grew up around medicine with my mother, a nurse; my stepfather, a family physician; and my stepmother, also a family physician. It was a natural step into medicine and I really enjoy the challenge and the variability of everyday.
I would recommend Baptist to someone who wants great practical experience and autonomy. You have a lot of responsibility and that helps develop your skills and gives you the motivation to study. I also think this is a great place for those who want a one-on-one type of teaching experience. You get to know your attendings very well and become colleagues as well as student and teacher.