University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
Fort worth, Texas, United States
As a current AHRQ T32 predoctoral fellow in the MD/PhD Combined Degree Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX, I am pursuing a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences with a focus in clinical research and rehabilitation. I am specifically interested in the improvement of walking assessments using robotic assistance devices to better understand physical and psychological self-imposed walking limitations. In 2018, I began my medical training at the UTMB School of Medicine and have received my first two years of medical education. This medical training has added to a foundation of biophysiological understanding that I have been pursuing for over 10 years since my time at Baylor University began in 2001. I spent countless hours volunteering and shadowing in medical settings, and in 2016, I worked as a Junior Project Manager and Quality Assurance Manager in the field of Oncology for a medical scribe company. It was during this time that I witnesses firsthand the importance of the physician and patient contribution to medicine as I attended research meetings and tumor boards. The art of medicine and the experience of the patient came together to improve treatment and provide ways for individuals to participate in the optimization of their own care.
My professional goal is to become a physician-scientist in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and I wish to become an expert in health services methodologies that contribute to the safety and individualization of rehabilitation care. These skills will enable me to inform and develop clinical practice guidelines and policy around neurologic assessment and intervention during rehabilitation.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM