Chetachi E. Odelugo

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Hometown: Newark, NJ

Name of Undergraduate Institution: Temple University

Major(s)/Minor(s) in College: Spanish Major/Public Health Minor

Name of Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Favorite Quote: “I can't come and kill myself.”- Burna Boy

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Where are you currently at in your career path and why did you decide to pursue this career path?

I am a 4th year medical student. I chose medicine at 5 years old. I was a severe asthmatic at that time and was in and out of hospitals. The care I received, linked with seeing a live broadcast of a triple bypass open heart surgery at the Liberty Science Center were the reasons why I wanted to become a doctor.

If you could go back and have a chat with your naïve college freshman self, what would you tell her?

“Sis, lol you don't know what problems are?!?! When you do encounter them, make sure you take to the time to consult God and trust yourself. You know waaay more than you give yourself credit for!”

What advice would you give to someone looking to pursue a similar path as yours?

Make sure this is something you REALLY REALLY want to do. This work isn't for the faint-hearted. Everyday, you'll be tested. Everyday, you'll have to wake up and answer the same question over and over again… “Do You Want This?” Make sure that your reason why you want to become a physician is a solid one because there will be times when you will have to cling onto that reason to get you through.

What do you like to do for fun?

Everything non medical lol. I love hearing good spoken word, live music and singing, watching movies, and DANCING.

What extra-curricular activities are you involved in at your school?

I am involved in The Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the best non-profit professional ORG EVER! lol!

Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself with us Tachi, we appreciate it! You're absolutely right in that becoming a physician is not for the faint-hearted and that you need a solid “why” as you continue along your journey in the medical profession! Best of luck to you in the upcoming match and beyond!

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Posted on January 30th, 2020