Hometown: Temecula, California
Name of Undergraduate Institution: Hampton University
Major(s)/Minor(s) in College: B.S. Biology
Name of Professional School(s):
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM): M.S. Biomedical Science
Des Moines University (DMU): Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Residency Program: Inspira Health Network in Vineland, NJ
Contact Info: I try to be open about my journey from medical school, residency and now life as an attending on my IG page @Dr.Ebonie. I love mentoring and I provide any advice I can through social media.
Website: Orange County Podiatry
Youtube: Dr. Ebonie Vincent
Facebook: Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS
Yelp: Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM
Where are you currently at in your career path and why did you decide to pursue this career path?
I began working as an Attending Physician at a Private practice in Orange County, California this past summer. I chose to work in private practice to be able to tailor care to my patients in a way that I believe is the most effective. I am affiliated with a hospital system that allows me to keep track of my patients, should they need to visit the hospital or if I need to perform surgery. I love this setting as I can provide the best care in a smaller, more intimate setting.
If you could go back and have a chat with your 1st year postgraduate self, what would you tell her?
I would tell myself to buckle up for the road ahead. Great things are before you! There will be difficult challenges, but by conquering each challenge you are that much closer to living your purpose and achieving your goals.
What did you do to get through the stressful nature of medical school?
Medical school can be very stressful. I always made it a point to create time for myself. I would wake up early to exercise most days. By doing this, I felt a sense of accomplishment in that I was responsible for me. A lot of your time is not your own on this journey and by dedicating just 1 hour a day to myself and my health, I felt a lot better and could handle the stress.
What were some of your involvements in college? Have those involvements helped you in any way in medical school?
I played Volleyball at Hampton University! Go Lady Pirates!! I believe sports have always played a huge role in my life. I believe competition is healthy. Pushing for daily goals and learning from losses and never giving up are all aspects of sports that I find extremely applicable to the journey of becoming a physician.
Who are some of your favorite musicians? Favorite books? Shows? Movies?
I am a fan of Neo soul music and a huge fan of Broadway musicals. The arts stimulate my brain in a way science just can’t. I’m a fan of all of the classic Broadway musicals, but my favorite to date is Hamilton. Maxwell, Corinne Baily Rae and India Arie give me life, and my favorite book today is The Alchemist. I recommend EVERYONE on their journey, especially on the road through medical school to read this book! It’s simply written, but gives so much clarity and insight to your complicated life during the journey.
Thank you for taking the time to share some of your advice with us while at the same time giving us some insight into your life Dr. Vincent! Your perspective is a very important one and is valued by those who will read this feature! We will be rooting for you as you continue to excel in your career!
Posted on December 6th, 2018