How did you get your current job?
Once graduating Messiah I attended the Penn State College of Medicine and graduated in 2017 with my MD. I matched to the Christiana Care Emergency Medicine residency where I hold my current position as a PGY 1 Emergency Medicine.
What does your typical day look like?
I care for patients that present to the Emergency room and conduct medical research.
Why did you choose this degree at Messiah College?
I always knew I wanted to be a physician and Biochemistry is highly applicable and very helpful in future medical education.
How did your Messiah College degree prepare you for this career?
I was very well prepared for medical school. Different aspects of Biochemistry make up the majority of most medical school courses.
Is there any specific advice you would offer someone pursuing or considering this
Choose something you are interested in and excites you to learn about! Be willing to push yourself to learn more and challenge yourself with rigorous courses as it will help you in the future. Make sure to work well with others as they will be your future colleagues.