Tag: mentorship

Chiamaka Okorie Chiamaka Okorie (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Chiamaka (Amaka) Okorie is a fourth year medical student at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH, class of 2024. In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology, after migrating from Nigeria. As an Albert Schweitzer fellow, she is currently working on developing a healthcare "accompaniment" program for refugees who are being welcomed to the Upper Valley. She has also been involved in scholarly work, including creating cell models of Darier's disease through CRISPR Gene editing. After graduating medical school, Amaka would like to pursue a career in dermatology.

Everyone Needs A Coach

Michael Jordan had established himself as one of the best basketball players early in his career, but it was not until Phil Jackson’s arrival as coach that he won numerous championships … Similar to the role that coaching has in athletics, I believe coaching is crucial throughout medical school, residency and beyond as senior physicians.

Mentor-Mentee Relationships in Medicine

The best mentor-mentee relationships I am a part of have allowed me to make mistakes while encouraging me and giving me targeted ways of doing better the next time around. They have also consisted of developing realistic goals and expectations. But, above all, they have taken what I bring to the table and helped elevate what is already there, not change it.

Vaidehi Mujumdar Vaidehi Mujumdar (3 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Vaidehi Mujumdar is a medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine. An alumna of Dartmouth College, her writing has been published in The Guardian, The Almost Doctors Channel, The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, India.com US Edition, Media Diversified, and others. Follow her on Twitter @VeeMuj.