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Medical School: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency Class: CA-2
Hometown: Frisco, TX
#WhyIChoseUAB: Large hospital, every subspecialty of Anesthesia availible with early exposure 
Fun Fact: Once performed an upside-down bronch. 
Favorite part of the program/UAB or something you love about it: Spending time with cp-residents decompressing from cases in Anesthesia lounge
My neighborhood and why I like it: West Homewood- safe, walkable, best coffee spot in town within walking distance (Seeds)
Best places for soaking up the local culture: Pepper Place Farmer's Market every Saturday morning
Favorite rotation and why: CV Anesthesia- TEEs, lots of case variety and learning opportunities
Favorite spots for a date night: Bettola- upscale Italian restaurant that happens to be right next to Jeni's Ice Cream
Favorite places to take guests: Seed's coffee- best coffee in town. Also Vulcan statue- worth the trip to the top!
Best park, trail, or golf course/Where I take in the scenic views: The Ridge golf course at Oxmoor Valley or Highland Park GC- great downtown views, especially in evenings
Why I like Birmingham: Large city, yet still only takes ~15mins to get anywhere, Tons of restaurants to try, always a new cocktail bar 
What I wish someone had told me before I moved here: Lots of restaurant choices, many require reservations because of the popular food scene!