In this video, we discuss the importance of mentorship. Humble yourself and know when to ask for help! No mentorship = NO SUCCESS. Do you really enjoy being a biology or chemistry major? Some of did and some of us did not find out more! Lastly, we touch on community service, shadowing, and why you must be relatable to succeed in medicine.
We all started medical school summer 2018 not sure of what it would entail but determined nonetheless to succeed. The African American male presence in medicine is rare, and we knew that we were blessed with the opportunity to be on this journey together. Understanding that there are many minorities who aspire to pursue a career in medicine we decided to start a YouTube channel to create an authentic experience for them and show them that medicine is possible. Representation matters, and often times you do not know who you can be until you see someone you relate to in that position. We are normal people who do what the average 26 year old would do in Houston, Seattle, and New York.. we just happen to be in medical school. Our plan is to keep it real explaining our paths to medical school, pro tips on how to succeed, and ultimately to show products of similar environments who look like us, talk like us, listen to the same music and dress like us that medicine is pretty wavy!
Kennedy Osuagwu – Instagram and Twitter: @dom_kennedy
Trevor McKoy – Instagram and Twitter: @trevmckoy
Derrek Edukugho – Instagram: @the_behemoth / Twitter: @I_am_DerrekMan