Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
I chose the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to undergo residency training in 2009 because of its world class reputation, the presence of world class people, and the opportunity to be involved in cutting edge, world class research. In 2012, these remain the reasons I chose to stay on as a chief medical resident.
Growing up in the Cleveland suburbs, I was acutely aware of the reputation of the Clinic, and its importance in the lives of Clevelanders and its role as the lifeblood of the local economy. While away pursuing my medical degree, my impression of the Clinic as a world wide leader in healthcare became unflappable. It was obvious from my interactions with other healthcare providers that the Clinic is seen as a place to refer for treatments that just are not possible at other healthcare systems. After completing residency training I am comfortable treating both the strange and obscure as well as providing the essentials of basic medical management. Being trained by world class experts, I am entirely I equipped to handle any clinical situation I might encounter.
One of the benefits of choosing the Clinic to do residency training is the one-on-one time spent with faculty and staff who truly are “world class”. Learning from some of the world’s experts is something that I found other programs just could not provide. Working with the faculty at the clinic has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I have had many meaningful interactions with the people at the clinic and have built relationships that I will treasure for a lifetime. The appeal to working here, and why I am truly honored to stay as chief resident, is that everyone from department chairmen to support staff, all work toward the primary goal of providing world class care to our patients.
Training in the city in which I grew up, at an institution as great as the Cleveland Clinic, has truly been an honor. I am comfortable in the area, community, and culture of Northeast Ohio and am excited with the opportunity to further my training and career at this special organization.