A first year physician working on my intern year in Philadelphia. Besides medicine, I am passionate about several things in life. I love to cook!... I used to work as a cook before medical school and now it is a hobby of mine. I also love to dance, recently (within the last 2 years) I have found the joys of Zumba and Hip Hop. To keep in shape, I find that dancing is much more fun that running any day. However, I am currently training for a marathon.
I am an optimist and generally a positive person. After getting to know someone, I prefer hugs over handshakes. I love to laugh and make others laugh as well, a day without some sort of comical diversion is a day wasted. I'm generally an extravert while being content alone for short periods of time.
I believe that happiness lies in helping others, thus the decision to practice medicine. I'm big into volunteerism and saving the planet, politically liberal on social issues.
Where do I see myself in the future?... besides practicing Medicine, I want to see the world. Specifically I want to do what Anthony Bourdain does and travel the world, eating and writing. So far I have back packed through Europe and have visited Ecuador and Southeast Asia. The lack of time and money has limited any recent travels, I hope to do a lot more traveling once I settle into my career.
My relationship with family and friends are very important to me and I am looking for a person with whom I can also build a special relationship with as well.
I am also a writer, I have kept a running blog of my life since medical school started, an endeavor that I am very proud of, it allows me to be creative, since much of medicine is not very creative. I'll let you read the blog after we've met.
Since so many people ask... I am interested in critical care medicine.