Jerel David, M.D.

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Hometown: Miami, Florida

Name of Undergraduate Institution: Florida International University (FIU)

Major(s)/Minor(s) in College: Finance Major, Pre-Med Track

Name of Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Residency Program: Internal Medicine Residency at Medical College of Georgia

Favorite Quote: We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Contact Info: jedavid@augusta.edu

Additional Links: IG: @rel_md


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

I’m a PGY-1 Internal Medicine resident at the Medical College of Georgia. I’m a survivor of two pulmonary embolisms and I’m on anti-coagulation for life. So I decided to go into medicine and pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology.

If you could go back and have a chat with your 1st year postgraduate self, what would you tell him?

There are going to be many days where you question yourself, but you just trust the process and know that you are on the right path.

What is a major challenge you have had to overcome and how did you do so?

I didn’t do well on my MCAT so I had to resort to going overseas but it all worked out in my favor and I ended up matching at an academic institution.

Do you have any passions outside of treating patients? If so, what are they and how do you find time to pursue these passions?

My passion is working out. I’m an aspiring body builder. It’s tough to do during residency but I make it to the gym at least 3-4 times a week. I used to be morbidly obese so it’s very important to me.

In an alternate universe, what career do you think you would be in right now if healthcare wasn’t an option for you?

I would do music if I was not in medicine. I’m a pretty good lyricist.

Thanks for taking the time to share a bit about yourself with us Dr. David! We appreciate you for doing so and for being an inspiration to those who are currently working to be in a position similar to the one that you are in!

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Posted on March 20th, 2019

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