Rose is an emergency medicine resident physician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a self-described Caffeine Queen. Her path to becoming an MD started with one of her siblings being diagnosed with a serious illness at a young age and by shadowing other women in the field. Seeing how they were able to balance life and work solidified her dream.
WORKING IN THE ER HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES OF 2020… I’VE CHOSEN TO OVERCOME IT BY REMINDING MYSELF TO REMAIN FLEXIBLE AND POSITIVE.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A DOCTOR?
One of my brothers was diagnosed with a serious illness when I was in high school. At the time I felt helpless not knowing how to best aid him, which inspired me to pursue a career in a field where I could possibly help patients just like him. Shadowing other amazing women in the field and seeing how they were able to balance work and home solidified the dream.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU HAD THIS YEAR AND HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT?
Working in the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of my biggest challenges of 2020. As time passes, we continue to gain information on how to best manage patients affected which causes me to step out of my comfort zone. I’ve chosen to overcome it by constantly reminding myself to remain flexible and positive with the new challenges we face as our knowledge continues to grow about the virus.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL MOST HOPEFUL ABOUT FOR 2021?
I feel most hopeful about continuing to grow and learn in the practice of Emergency Medicine through my last year before transitioning to independent practice.
WHAT IS AN INTERESTING FACT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?