Medical students face many challenges during their journey in medical school. What promoted me to be involved in the learning communities is the honor of being part of this journey. My goal is to enhance our students' personal and professional development in a positive and supportive environment.
As the first physician in my family, there was so much I didn't know when I came to medical school. Having a mentor eased the anxiety of the unknown and helped me navigate my career where I want it to go. I love having the opportunity to teach medical students what I have learned on tis journey and to guide them toward achieving their dreams.
I became interested in the house system because I knew I could credit portions of my success to the mentorship and advising that I received through medical school, residency, and fellowship. I am hoping for the opportunity to pay it forward and assist future medical students in achieving their goals.
The house system has allowed me to become a leader in a way that I never expected. Through my involvement with the house system, I have grown in my confidence in what I can accomplish and developed my creativity through the establishment of Unbridled (UK College of Medicine's very own TEDx-style talk series). Furthermore, I have been able to foster relationships with peers and classmates across all three campuses. Being from the Northern Kentucky regional campus, the house system has provided a fun avenue to interact with students, administration, and staff on both Lexington and Bowling Green campuses. We have a community that spans the whole state of Kentucky!
Although relatively new, the house system has become an integral part of the UK College of Medicine. The house system, whether online or in person, is built to foster a community at its core. I was ecstatic when M1s were telling me that without the house system, they wouldn't have been able to make the friendships or upper-level connections they have today. The house system was and is still able to provide support and guidance to all medical students by nurturing friendships, giving medical school advice, and guiding our future in medicine...because it's a system comprised of people that care. I'm proud to have served as an advocate to this blossoming house system, which has proven it is built on rock and can succeed despite trying circumstances.