|Class of 2017|
Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2014
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
Hobbies and interests: Classical singing, flower gardening, learning to cook new cuisines, wine testing, renewing my spirit at the beach.
Why I Chose McLeod: I am an Oregonian who moved to South Carolina in 2006. After the initial culture shock (there were not nearly as many office choices then!) the south grew on me. It has become my home. I worked as a physician assistant in Family and Emergency Medicine for more than a decade before returning to medical school to complete my education. I enjoyed the broad spectrum of training opportunities at McLeod and felt valued here as a non-traditional medical student and future Resident. All of the Residents were happy, something I did not witness at many other programs. The Hospital System is all inclusive, constantly updating with endless opportunities to be of service after Residency Graduation. The facilities are beautiful and well maintained. It helped that I had lived here in Florence previously, but ultimately I chose McLeod because I felt at home here.