1. Tell Us About Yourself. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where I currently live, and attended highschool in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at The Episcopal Academy. 1. I am a senior studying Neuroscience and doing physical therapy and human movement research at Feinberg Medical School. I also volunteer at Feinberg’s hospital currently stationed in their organ transplant department. I play on the Northwestern Rugby Team and love to stay fit.
2. Who was your favorite teacher in high school and how did he or she impact you? My favorite highschool teacher was Mrs. Miklavcic who was my Honors and AP Chemistry teacher. Mrs. Miklavcic was my first African American and she pushed me to be the best student I possibly could.
3. When did you first decide you wanted to become a doctor and why? I first decided I wanted to be a doctor in the 4th grade. I had just been diagnosed with sever’s disease and was devastated as I had been told I would miss my entire football season. My doctor comforted me and since I was a straight A student he told me that I would be able to replace him one day. Having this idea planted in my head I researched different medical positions and determined I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon.
4. What area of medicine are you interested in? I am interested in Orthopedics
5. What is the coolest experience you have experienced on your premed journey? By far the coolest experience I’ve had on my premedical journey was going to Haiti and providing medical service to people living in the mountains
6. What is your favorite book? My favorite book is The Hunger Games
7. Tell us one interesting thing about you that most people don’t know. I have a Youtube Video with over 46,000 views
8. If you couldn’t be a doctor, what would you want to do? If I couldn’t be a doctor I would either go into politics or radio/television/film
9. What has been your biggest obstacle as a premed and how did you (or are you) overcome it? My biggest obstacle as a premed was performing well in my classes at Northwestern. Going into college I was already a very hard worker, but in-order to maintain a decent GPA in comparison to the other premeds at Northwestern I learned to structure my life in a way that would make me even more efficient.
10. What do you like most about Diverse Medicine? What I like most about Diverse Medicine is how it is able to establish a national network of premed students and connects them with medical school students and doctors giving them the cultural advantage of passed down knowledge that many would not have.
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