I chose internal medicine, and later hospital medicine, because I like understanding the “why.” Having a broad knowledge base means I can manage most things that come my way. I enjoy the intensity of hospital medicine and how it accelerates the physician-patient relationship. It can involve breaking bad news and making tough decisions. Medicine is a calling. Being ill and dying is a very human experience, and one where faith intersects with day-to-day life. We have the opportunity to touch someone’s soul. Sometimes that gets lost in technology. I try to make it as human as possible.