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Chiamaka (Amaka) Okorie is a first-generation medical student at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She immigrated from Nigeria to the United States for college and graduated Summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Biology from SUNY Geneseo. There she was chosen to represent Geneseo’s graduating class as the commencement speaker. Amaka has remained curious through medical school, participating in both clinical and translational research with peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the Dartmouth medical school admissions committee, participating in the interview and candidate selection process. Amaka loves to teach and has mentored numerous students through the college and medical school application process, specifically in her role in the McGill Scholars program at Dartmouth College, working with the students of color collective at the Lebanon High School and Inspira. She was the public relations officer for the Dartmouth Student National Medical Association chapter and currently serves as the Vice President for the dermatology interest group. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Nate is a student at the USC Keck/Caltech MD-PhD Program, having completed the preclinical years of his medical education, and is beginning his first year of the USC Neurosciences Graduate Program with interest in functional neuroimaging. He graduated magna cum laude in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Health Promotion and a Master’s of Science in Global Medicines as a Trustee Scholar, having received a full-ride merit scholarship to attend USC. During his gap year, he worked as a clinical research coordinator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in endocrinology and neonatology. He is strongly interested in a career in a pediatric subspecialty. Since beginning medical school, he has served three years on the Evaluations and Selections committee and one year on the Admissions and Recruitment committee. Additionally, he has held several leadership roles at the medical school, including Student Body President, and served on the board of the LGBTQ+ medical student interest group. During his medical school tenure, he participated in the NIH-funded USC/CHLA Summer Oncology Research Fellowship and was recognized as a UH Guild-Darlene Dufau Reid Endowed Scholar for his future potential in the field of oncology. He has acted formally and informally as a mentor to dozens of students interested in STEM and the pre-health fields since his undergraduate.
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