Erika decided to pursue medicine as she has had a life-long passion for connecting with people, furthering her education, and helping others. She found that the field of medicine is constantly evolving and learning new advancements with each passing year, and Erika felt that it aligned with her core values better than any other career path. The medical field allows her to help people overcome the most minor or crippling ailments that affect their everyday lives, leaving each patient with a positive outlook. Her struggles inspired her path to Dermatology with her skin throughout her life, and feeling comfortable in her skin was a constant battle. This allows her to relate closely to her patient's concerns, ensuring a solid and trustworthy relationship with every person.