I am a current Resident in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, with many years of experience in mentoring students both in the US and Africa. I got my MD/MBA from Yale University in 2017 on a full-ride scholarship, during which I was both a Deans Academic Scholar and a Downs Research Fellow. Before Yale, I graduated as a Gates Millennium Scholar from Johns Hopkins University with a 3.98 GPA in Neuroscience and received awards after graduation from various organizations, for academic excellence and community service. Some of these include the “Scholar of the year Award” by Applause Africa and the “Top Nigerian-American Youth of the Year 2013” by the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans.
While at Hopkins, I TA’d multiple classes and also served as study consultant, working with students to improve skills related to time management, note-taking, self-discipline, test-taking and test anxiety management. At Yale, I have served as an SNMA MAPs mentor and volunteered in various initiatives to improve minority student recruitment in health professions. I have also served on the Pre-med Admissions Committee, where I reviewed applications, interviewed and provided feedback to students applying to medical school, pointing out strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. On the global front, I have worked in Nigeria and South Africa and have been featured on various media outlets in Nigeria on the topic of education development.
In my spare time, I enjoy mentoring students, reading widely, playing basketball, soccer, and cooking. Fun facts: I was part of a team that won the intramural basketball tournament at Hopkins in 2011, and the 2016 most innovative dish at the Yale SOM Top Chef Competition. I’m passionate about helping others and would love to work with you to achieve your goals.