Connor Benton is a Board Certified Internist and Primary Care Attending at the VA Medical Center in Washington DC. He trained in Internal Medicine Georgetown University School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident during his final year of training.
He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine from 2015 - 2018. He wrote this essay when he was a second-year medical student under the tutelage of Maggi Cary MD, MPH who developed and taught the Narrative Medicine/ Personal Essay course at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Before attending medical school, Connor attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He grew up in upstate New York and has loved writing from a young age.