Hometown: Fontana, CA, but originally born and raised in Anambra State, Nigeria
Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Career interests: rural medicine and global health
After residency: general practice for now, maybe fellowship, still undecided. Eventually at some point in the future, I will love to travel to Nigeria and set up some health initiatives.
Hobbies/interests: dancing, cooking, water rafting, exploring nature, traveling, medieval movies and TV shows.
Bio: I grew up in Nigeria; I was in my 2nd year of undergrad when my family and I immigrated to the US. I completed my undergraduate studies in California Lutheran University, with B.Sc. in Bioengineering. I had desired to be a doctor even while I was still in Nigeria, so I attended Ross University School of Medicine, in the Caribbean, and I am ever thankful for the adventure. Growing up in Nigeria, I witnessed the poor healthcare available and was inspired to make a difference.
I chose to pursue Med-Peds because I want to be equipped to care for all ages and to get an in-depth training on how to manage both easy and complex health situations – a skill that will be valuable in my home country, someday. I chose to come to Mizzou because people here are nice and welcoming. I also like the feel of a small town, not-too-busy, but with enough activities to make it interesting.
I enjoy traveling, dancing, cooking my Nigerian dishes, exploring nature, going to the beach, watching movies, and listening to music and Christian sermons.