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DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY AS A RESIDENT

A typical day usually begins with some form of preparation to care for a patient, whether it be setting up your OR, setting up for a regional anesthetic, or rounding on patients in the unit. It usually ends just before you've exhausted your mental capacity for the day in an attempt to take the best care of patients that you can. 

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ANESTHESIOLOGY AS YOUR SPECIALTY?

It is one of the specialties in medicine that is truly multi-disciplinary. 

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE IN RESIDENCY?

The hardest thing is trying to balance the rigorous nature of residency and still trying to have a life outside of it. 

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?

I play and watch sports (go Lakers!), work out, travel, and hang out with my friends as much as I can.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE UAB FOR ANESTHESIA RESIDENCY?

I choose UAB for the excellent clinical training and camaraderie among the residents. 

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER FINISHING YOUR RESIDENCY?

I plan to join a private practice group in South Florida.

WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD YOU TO BETTER PREPARE YOU TO BE A CHIEF RESIDENT?

Every decision you make won't be the most popular decision.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE QUALITIES OR CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD ANESTHESIOLOGIST?

One who has the capacity to treat everyone the same, regardless of ethnic, cultural, or religious background.