University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
I am a 4th year medical student with a clinical interest in pursuing a residency in internal medicine. As a physician I hope to work with medically underserved populations that have difficulty interacting with the healthcare system due to limited health literacy. I first became interested in working with this population of patients while serving in the National Health Corps in Philadelphia and seeing first hand the difficulties these patients faced in seeking adequate healthcare.
My main research interests include digital healthcare communication, health literacy, patient education, and medical malpractice. I have collaborated with several physicians in different specialties with a particular focus on cardiology. I also have an interest in the intersection of the humanities and medicine and have published several articles in clinical journals in this area. Finally, I have a long standing interest in regenerative medicine and completed an undergraduate honors thesis in this area.