University of Rochester Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program
University of Rochester Medical School
Why Hospice & Palliative Medicine?
I have always been drawn to delving deeply with patients about their suffering, both physical and existential. This fellowship has already helped me further develop my skills in conversing with patients on these topics, and in supporting family and provider care givers in addressing all forms of suffering.
I am a native Rochesterian who left for college and pre-medical training life, spending about a decade in NYC, but returned to Rochester for medical school and have stayed since because it is such a vibrant but easy-going place to live. There is a mix of light urban life and nearby, vast expanses of awe-inspiring parks and wild-life.
I hope to have a mixed career working as in general IM as a hospitalist, as a palliative care consultant and doing both research and clinical work in bioethics and medical humanities.
Where do you see yourself practicing?
I look forward to continuing in a large academic medical center where I have the opportunity to teach, research and care for patients.
What do you hope to learn or accomplish during fellowship?
I am looking forward to enhancing my ability to prognosticate and engage discussions of prognosis, and to guide families through care of their loved ones near the end of life.