Medical School: Loyola, Chicago
Internship: University of Chicago
Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training? I felt it was one of the strongest residency programs while also being well-rounded and balanced (both in reference to its residents and the work-life balance their residents enjoy). As somebody with some experience in teaching, I came away from my interview with the impression that the University of Chicago Department of Anesthesiology prides itself on its academic curriculum and strives to employ highly qualified, patient, and empathetic educators. Overall, I chose the University of Chicago because I believed it to be a program best-equipped to prepare me for a career in anesthesiology, whether my interests entail research, teaching, fellowship, or private practice, while also providing me a well-balanced, supportive environment to learn and grow as a resident.
Where do you live in Chicago and if you like the area, why?
I live near the border of West Town and West Loop, and I love it. I am walking distance to the West Loop, which has been booming for a while now. I can walk to brunch at Kaiser Tiger or make a night out of getting one of Chicago's best burgers at Au Cheval along with drinks at Haymarket. Really convenient location not too far from anything. Also, there are at least 3 family-owned Italian Sub shops (that I know of) within a block of me, so that's pretty ideal.