Dr. Dutton is an aspiring radiologist, a wanderlust queen and a wannabe hiker. She has the uncanny ability to stuff multiple textbooks into her purse and always knows where the nearest coffee shop is.
- Why did you choose to specialize in diagnostic imaging? Why did you choose UWS?
I’ve had many times in my life where X-rays have been my saving grace, including the discovery and management of my scoliosis as well as finding out I had an unknown wrist fracture for many years (crazy, right!?). Even since childhood, the X-ray images I got to look at of myself have fascinated me and have meant so much to my health. It sparked an early interest in being a part of that experience for others. Choosing UWS was a very easy choice because of all it has to offer, including opportunities to teach, lead my own research thesis, work closely with multiple radiologists, and all while becoming a master in the craft of diagnostic imaging. This combination of opportunities is what made UWS stand out from other programs.
- What do you hope to do after you complete your residency?
Following the residency, I hope to become a radiologist a chiropractic college clinic, where I can take on the role of the very people who inspired me to take this path. I would like to also teach continuing education to practitioners both inside and outside of the chiropractic profession. I see a big benefit in reaching out to other health care professionals to share our strengths and learn from each other. Additionally, I plan to have a private radiographic consulting practice for fellow chiropractors.
- Wild Card: Favorite way to get some stress out from school?
Lucky for us here at UWS, Portland has no shortage of activities to get some stress out. I enjoy getting out into nature and finding new hiking spots any chance I get. So far I have not repeated any! To truly unwind after a long week, I will go spend time with my horse, Tibet, by going for a ride or spoiling him with carrots and apples.