Best Birthday Present Ever!

It’s not everyday that you turn 30 and find out you landed a residency position to your first choice program. But that’s what happened yesterday, and I couldn’t be any more ecstatic. Yes, I’m happy to announce that I have matched into Mercer University / Navicent Health Family Medicine Residency Program! This means I am going back to my hometown of Macon, Georgia for the next three years and beyond. It’s an outstanding program with an amazingly supportive group of faculty, residents, and staff that I believe I will be thrilled to work with. Irene and I are especially happy that we will be able to raise our kids around the grandparents, an experience that neither one of us really had growing up, as children of first-generation immigrant parents.

I am especially proud seeing the friends that I shared the past four years with match into their dream residencies, from specialties as varied as surgery, radiology, neurology, and PM&R, to programs as prestigious as Yale and Washington University in St. Louis, which is my undergraduate alma mater, and two of my fellow AUC colleagues matched here this year! I feel so proud of everyone right now and am so thankful to have chosen this path. For my AUC colleagues who will be entering the Match next year and the years beyond, and for those on the island, I will be rooting for you all and look forward to seeing you all succeed. Best of luck everyone and thank you so much for this day!


Irene and me when we first found out where I matched!
Irene and me when we first found out where I matched!
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Irene planned a surprise birthday/Match day party for me at our favorite Southern restaurant in Valdosta, Steel Magnolias. Thank you to my family from Macon and Gainesville who came over to share this day with me!
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Irene bought me a new iPhone 5s to use for my upcoming residency. My old iPhone 4 case won’t be able to fit on it, so I’ll need a new case. Now that I’m no longer a Caribbean Med Student, how should I design it this time?

Also, AUC published an alumni profile about me. Check it out!