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Medical School: University of Oklahoma 
Residency Class: CA-2
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
#WhyIChoseUAB: Unparalleled clinical experience combined with a great work-life balance for a resident. I worked with UAB alums in medical school and wanted to train where they did because they were THAT good. Visiting Birmingham and meeting people in this program sealed the deal. 
Fun Fact: I can probably squat more than Drake. 
Favorite part of the program/UAB or something you love about it: The people! I have the best co-residents. 
My neighborhood and why I like it: Crestwood North. I love it because it's a short drive to the hospital and the neighbors are absolutely wonderful. There's a local restaurant (The Filling Station) and park (Crestwood Park) that are a 5 minute walk from our house that we frequent often.  
Best places for soaking up the local culture: Any of the restaurants (there are so many!). Or Pepper Place Farmer's Market. 
Favorite rotation and why: Highlands Regional service. Fun procedures and great attendings!
Favorite spots for a date night: Automatic Seafood, Bettola
Favorite places to take guests: Pepper Place Farmer's Market, Back40 Brewing
Best park, trail, or golf course/Where I take in the scenic views: Vulcan Park! Best view of Downtown Birmingham
Why I like Birmingham: Honestly it's such a great city to live in. Low cost of living, friendly people, and an easy commute to work, no matter where you live.