After completing my residency and chief resident year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, I knew that I wanted to embark on an academic career. Therefore I was excited to return to my alma mater, Wake Forest School of Medicine, to start my career as a general internist and an educator. The field of Internal Medicine is unique in that it offers so many opportunities and possibilities for career fulfillment. As our country is in the process of re-evaluating health care, closing healthcare gaps and re-imagining primary care, it is evident that we are in need of well-trained general internists. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to be innovative and increase telehealth options in our clinics so that we can continue to provide excellent care to our patients during this time of crisis. Primary care has long been a deeply rewarding career because of a combination of acute undiagnosed disease, complex multi-system disease, preventive care and long-standing relationships with patients. The primary care track is designed to produce physicians with strong clinical skills, and advanced knowledge of internal medicine. Our graduates are well-equipped to become leaders in community medicine, academic medicine, hospital medicine, and subspecialty medicine. I look forward to assisting you as you enter this next exciting phase of your career.