Bryan Sibley, MD
WHAT I DO NOW:
General Pediatrician - emphasis on children with special health care needs
PATH TO MY CURRENT CAREER POSITION:
LSUS, then LSU Health Shreveport, then University of Texas School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics - Houston, TX, then established practice in Lafayette
HOW I GOT TO LSUS:
LSUS offered a 6-year MD program.
FOND MEMORIES OF LSUS:
Spring crawfish boils, small class sizes, intramural sports
LSUS FACULTY WHO HELPED ME:
Vaughn Langman, PhD and the late Jimmie N. Smith, PhD
WHAT THE LSUS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP MEANT TO ME:
Additional support in my quest to graduate from medical school. I believe I was the first recipient and it came as quite a surprise.
HOW LSUS HELPED ME SUCCEED:
Gave me a great foundation for learning at higher levels
ADVICE TO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS:
Take some time to understand how what you are doing today will affect your future!
ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO ENTER MY FIELD:
Plan to work hard, but enjoy the benefit of a great job working with children every day.
TIPS ON CHOOSING A MAJOR OR CAREER:
Spend some time with your guidance counselor seeking advice on how to achieve a career in a field to which you feel drawn.
MY TOUGHEST PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE:
The ever-changing healthcare environment
MY TOUGHEST PERSONAL CHALLENGE:
Patience to overcome the obstacles to practicing medicine which are created by so many third parties
SUCCESSES IN MY LIFE:
Currently the President of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Chairman of the Advisory Council at St. Thomas More High school.
I'VE LEARNED THIS FROM LIFE:
Prioritize my life, moment to moment as follows: God first, family second and everything else third
WHAT I'D BE DOING IF I HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD:
Spending time with my wife and children; reading, writing, exercising