When was the very first time you thought of becoming a doctor?
I was probably in grade 2 when I learned that my lolo was dying of cancer and I told him that I will find a cure.
What made you decide of becoming a doctor?
My uncle, a well-known surgeon in New York, was the inspiration in my decision to becoming a doctor.
How did it occur to you that your profession was your calling?
There was a point when the weight of the workload and the responsibilities were too much, and I almost quit in the middle of a 36-hour duty. When I found the energy to go back and continue, that’s when I decided that this is my calling.
How did you discern and live out the Lasallian core values of faith, service, and communion in your chosen vocation?
Being a doctor brings a lot of responsibilities, accountabilities, and decision-making when treating a patient. There are times when, after invoking all of your knowledge and experiences, you leave everything to God.
How will you promote to your fellow young Lasallians the vocation that you have chosen? What advice can you give them?
Being a doctor is a giving vocation; you give a lot of your time and energy to it.
Your satisfaction comes from knowing that you saved a life today and that you will save more lives in the future.