As the son of a geologist, I had a nomadic childhood, living in Hawaii, California, Texas, and eventually Missouri, where I went to the University of Missouri. In college I studied biology and music performance (viola). After graduating I left town to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, where I served as a teacher. I then returned to Missouri for medical school and later matched into the Med-Peds program at IU. While I had visited or lived in many places prior to residency, Indiana was not one of them; however, after interviewing at IU it quickly became my top choice for Med-Peds residency. My most important criteria for residency was having quality programs on both the medicine and pediatrics sides. IU met these standards for me based on reputation, research, board pass rates, and competitive fellowships. I valued that IU was the premier tertiary hospital in the state, which meant that its residents would receive a diverse training. I also found the leadership at IU to be highly professional and concerned with resident’s needs. Finally and simply, the residents were happy. I can say that in hindsight I am happy to be training here and believe I am getting a quality education that will set me up well for a successful career. My current goal is to pursue a hem/onc fellowship, either categorical or combined. IU is helping me to make this happen. If you’d like to reach out to me about my experience or our residency program, please feel free to do so!