WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA FOR LIFE?
Tomorrow is not guaranteed. In the end what really counts is how we treat each other and who we spend our time with. I want to end each day with no regrets or loose ends.
WHAT DOES A WIN LOOK LIKE FOR YOU? WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
We have those moments every now and then in emergency medicine when we diagnose and treat a truly emergent medical condition. We meet and care for a lot of dying patients coming in through the emergency department, and once in a while we hear they were able to walk out of the hospital on their own a few days later upon discharge. It’s an incredible feeling to know someone has their life back. A win can also be when a patient comes in critically ill, but we are able to intervene quickly and start treatment. We can see the patient improve before our eyes in the span of a few minutes or hours. If by the time the next medical team takes over and says “oh they don’t look that bad!” – that means I did my job. That’s a win.
WHAT ATTRIBUTES DO YOU HAVE IN ABUNDANCE THAT HAVE ALLOWED YOU TO SUCCEED?
I learn quickly, adapt quickly to new situations, and work best in a team. No two shifts in the emergency department are the same, so I am constantly learning new skills and getting creative with problem solving.
As a team player, I’m also never too proud to lift up my colleagues on my medical team and to ask for assistance if it’s for the patient’s best interest. I don’t assume I know everything.
Even though we have our defined roles as in healthcare, I am happy to pitch in wherever I can be helpful.
I WAS PUT ON THIS EARTH TO… Make a difference by helping others and to raise a better generation.
I BELIEVE THAT…no matter our differences, we all need to be valued, heard, and loved.