Carley Carter, MD, Neurology Resident
How long have you been working in this role?
I started residency at KU in July 2019.
How does your role impact stroke patients?
I am directly involved in the initial evaluation and treatment of stroke patients at KUMC under the supervision of our Vascular Neurologists and continue to be a part of our patient's care after they leave the hospital.
When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a physician and why?
I became fascinated with Neuroscience as I was pursuing a degree in Psychology and found my passion for working with patients as I volunteered for non-profit organizations during my undergraduate training. I knew I wanted to go to medical school to pursue a career in Neurology and I continue to enjoy it more every day.
What advice would you give someone who wants to follow in your professional footsteps? Don't be afraid to pursue a career that interests you but also challenges you, whether that involves patient care, research or teaching. Neurology is a fast-growing field that provides so many career opportunities no matter your interests.
What do you like to do in your spare time? In my free time, I can usually be found at a park with my dogs or on a bike trail training for a race. Running is a passion of mine and I have always found it to be a wonderful way to take care of my health while unwinding from the busy lifestyle that is working in healthcare.
What are some of your favorite movies, streaming shows, podcasts, or books?
I love a good psychological thriller, whether or not a fictional novel or Netflix docuseries.
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