Chinedu J. Ngwudike, MPH

Health Career Spotlight

Hometown: Anambra State, Nigeria

Name of Undergraduate Institution:  Anambra State University, Nigeria

Major(s)/Minor(s) in College: Anatomy Major

Name of Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Favorite Quote: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but it is too low and we reach it”.

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

Third year of medical school. My appeal with the sheer complexity of the human body, its proneness to go wrong and the use of science and technology to detect and treat diseases is the main reason I have chosen to study medicine.

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

Study hard, get involved in the community and keep the partying to a minimum.

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

Follow your dreams, do what you want and what makes you happy.

What is your favorite thing about your medical school?

The diversity. The diversity of students in my medical school has helped me develop a high level of cultural competence. I believe this skill will help me to serve an increasing multicultural population in the United States.

Do you have another professional degree? If so, how has it impacted you?

MPH. Obtaining a Public Health degree has helped me to understand the benefits of preventative care and awareness programs in lowering the incidence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as infectious diseases.

What advice would you give to someone getting ready to start their application process to medical schools?

Send in the applications early.

What do you like to do for fun?

Chess and Soccer.

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

I’m currently involved in the Student Government Association.

Thanks a lot for your input and for your help with this initiative CJ! Best of luck to you as you continue your journey towards becoming a physician!

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Posted on January 10th, 2018

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