Undergraduate: University of Delaware
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
A little bit about myself...
I was born in Germany to a German mother and Egyptian father. We moved to Dover, DE soon after I was born which is where I grew up. I went to college at the University of Delaware where I majored in biological sciences with minors in chemistry and psychology. I attended medical school at Jefferson in Philadelphia before making the decision to come down to Maryland for residency training. I just finished my first month in the Med-Peds program and so far, so good!
Some of my interests outside of medicine include sports, fantasy sports, traveling and spending as much time as possible with my family and friends. Right now I am planning on a career as a Med-Peds hospitalist but I haven’t ruled out pursuing an academic fellowship.
I decided to come to University of Maryland mostly because of the residents and attendings that I met on my interview day. On no other interview did the residents seem to get along so genuinely, and nowhere else were the attendings I interviewed with so truly proud of their residents. I continue to be amazed at how helpful all the residents and attendings are, almost two months through my internship. Drs. Wolfsthal and Giudice are 100% committed to the Med-Peds program and are always open to improving the program from resident feedback. They are always available and approachable, which is very comforting. Drs. San Juan and Habicht are both incredibly enthusiastic about the Med-Peds program at University of Maryland and were truly people that made me want to come here for my residency training. Although everyone is busy both at work and at home, everyone makes time to spend together as a group with dinner during orientation and periodically throughout the year, and we have a med-peds bowling night coming up! I am excited to continue my training with these great people and feel so fortunate to be here.