RWJF Scholars Forum & SMDEP 25th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon

This past weekend I was in Washington, D.C. for the SMDEP Alumni Summit and 25th Anniversary Celebration. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded program for underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged students on the medical or dental path. It offers academic enrichment, clinical exposure, career development, health policy seminars, and … Continue reading RWJF Scholars Forum & SMDEP 25th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon

My First Radio Appearance: Impact Africa!

In a previous post, I mentioned that I recently joined the Memunatu Magazine team as a campaign manager for their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Just a brief synopsis, Memunatu is a classroom magazine for teenage girls in West Africa that promotes literacy, leadership, and empowerment. It was started in 2011 by two friends of mine, Mariama and Fatmata Kabia … Continue reading My First Radio Appearance: Impact Africa!

Building a Culture of Health: The RWJF Vision

The gap year chronicles continue. About a month ago, I had the opportunity of listening to Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey MD, MBA speak at the University of Pennsylvania. This particular event was part of a seminar series being held by The Center for Public Health Initiatives at Penn. Who is Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey? She is the CEO and President of the … Continue reading Building a Culture of Health: The RWJF Vision

Teaching My First College Seminar – “Say No to the Freshman 15!”

Taking a gap year has its advantages. It's certainly not for everyone but this period is invaluable in allowing you to mature as an individual, explore your passions, and better yourself  - which has definitely been my case. My gap year has been full of many adventures - gaining more research experience, two Spartan obstacle races, … Continue reading Teaching My First College Seminar – “Say No to the Freshman 15!”

Ebola Virus: Disseminating the Right Information

"Pass the right information. Ebola no be airborne." This issue is one that hits close to home. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It has now being declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is affecting four … Continue reading Ebola Virus: Disseminating the Right Information

My Interview with Accepted.com

Blogging is turning out to be a really interesting experience, I embrace it all. I was recently interviewed by Accepted.com, an admissions consultancy. Although I am not utilizing any consulting services for my application process, their website does have useful tips and advice to guide applicants. In my interview, I discuss my premed journey, my gap … Continue reading My Interview with Accepted.com