It has been a lifelong commitment of mine to become a family physician that could provide healthcare to the rural community of my hometown of Pineville, Kentucky. As a Robinson Scholar, I completed my undergraduate degree in Rural Health Studies and Biology at the University of Kentucky. I based my choice to attend PCSOM for my medical training on two factors: my interest in osteopathic medicine and my desire to come back to Appalachia. I desired to find a program where I could experience a variety of pathology, and where my broad interest in medicine could be sharpened. My search for passionate, care-giving role models and well-educated teachers led me to Johnson City ETSU. Jon, Addison and I are excited about our move to Johnson City. Throughout my residential training, I hope to increase my knowledge of rural medicine and caring for the family. I pray the Lord uses me as a Christian, mother and physician to benefit those around me. When not in the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family, attending church, playing the piano, shopping, cooking and reading. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without God opening the doors and without the continuous support from my family; I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to both.