Professional experience & accomplishments
Victoria found her love for family medicine during her undergraduate experience at the University of Virginia. Although she formally majored in biochemistry, most of her elective and personal free time was filled with Women, Gender, and Sexuality courses and the arts. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in which she could feel fully human and live her values, she decided to commit to family medicine when she learned that communities with more primary care physicians had better quality and quantity of life. After a gap year as a clinical researcher investigating a lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes that did not revolve around weight loss, she started medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University as one of the selected students for the family medicine track, called fmSTAT (Family Medicine Scholars Training and Admission Track). She applied and was subsequently selected to also participate in the underserved medicine track, called i2CRP (International / Inner City / Rural Preceptorship). In her final year of medical school, she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was selected for the NHSC Student to Service Loan Repayment program for her commitment to health justice.
During medical school, she nurtured her interests in full-spectrum care (e.g. gender affirming care, addiction medicine, reproductive health including abortion care, procedures), social justice, community organizing, abolition, collaging, writing, houseplants and gardening, photography, crocheting, and writing silly songs on her ukulele. She hopes to one day practice in a rural area and grow beautiful vegetable and flower gardens while providing difficult-to-access healthcare services for her community.