What are your favorite things to do in Phoenix?
The first thing that comes to mind is taking my family to the OdySea Aquarium. OdySea offers a multitude of exhibits with countless fish and sea creatures. I definitely recommend spending a good 3-4 hours there. Second, the award winning Phoenix Zoo is another excellent place to visit, centrally located near Papago Park, and is a fun outdoor excursion for families, date night, or alone. Papago Park has its own draw of bike trails, hiking, the Desert Botanical Garden, park spaces amongst the desert scenery, and the infamous, Instagram-worthy, “Hole in the Rock.” Finally, during our beautiful sunshine days (that are cool enough to be outdoors), biking the miles of canal trails throughout the valley.
Ponchos on Central Ave in Phoenix! Bill Clinton ate here during his presidency and the restaurant has a mural of him at a table with the secret service watching over your meal. ;)
What made you want to join the residency education team?
I have always had an interest in the medical profession. I graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University and began my career as a medical scribe. I then transitioned to Administrative Assistant overseeing the scribe program and providing admin support for the emergency departments at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert. The administrative side of medicine is complex and joining the residency education team is an opportunity to learn more and to help develop medical residents into tomorrow’s doctors.
What has been your experience like working at Dignity Health?
Nothing but positive! I have worked at Dignity Health facilities for nearly eight years. It is a great place to work with supportive coworkers who embody “Hello humankindness.”
What are you most looking forward to with the residency?
The emergency medicine residency is new to these hospitals, and I am looking forward to helping pave the road to a successful program with longevity and highly skilled graduates.