My dream, for as long as I can remember, has been to become a physician. My fascination with medicine developed at a young age. I was intrigued by anything that had to do with the medical field, owing that to the fact that my mother is a nurse. My interest in medicine grew my freshman year of high school furthermore when I applied to a pre-med program at Morehouse School of Medicine. My acceptance into the Undergraduate Health Science Academy at Morehouse School Medicine was just the beginning of my journey. Through my acceptance, I gained an interest in studying medicine aboard as well as conducting research. I was able to travel overseas to Barcelona, Spain where I joined a group of pre-med students from universities around the United States and shadowed doctors in various specialties. During my three week stay, I shadowed pediatrics, gynecology and general surgery at the Hospital General de Catalunya.
Currently, I am completing research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. I am conducting tube formation assay, flow cytometry, and cell culturing. I also completed ED as well as OD rotations where I observed acute care, critical care, pediatrics, skin graft surgeries as well as an osteosarcoma surgery. My journey thus far has not only increased my desire to pursue medicine in the United States but to also travel to underserved countries where life expectancy has dropped to below 40. As I strive to bring better health care to underserved populations, I hope to progress, enhance, and improve communities by valuing the opportunity to create change.
School: Clark Atlanta University
- Undergrad (2019)