Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Canton, MI
Interests: Personality, trauma, psychosis, neural networks, schema therapy, camping, whittling, animals especially goats and dogs, colony-building computer games, board games, heart to heart conversations, and wandering around outside on sunny days.
Why I chose IU Psychiatry Residency: Because this is the epicenter for psychiatry in the state, we have a very diverse collection of patients and pathologies. The unit at Eskenazi especially attracted me as a high acuity unit that provides excellent care in a beautiful environment to an often underprivileged and vulnerable patient population. I knew I would receive a strong biological psychiatry education here, and have the opportunity to do neuroimaging research. I also was attracted by the array of therapies offered, from schema therapy for BPD to metacognitive therapy for schizophrenia. The city of Indy was also a great choice for me. It has a lot of the entertainment and restaurant options of larger cities but without the traffic and high cost of living.