In life, you will take losses, and similar to your journey towards med school they are unavoidable. So you failed your pre-requisite class for med school, but you still want to be a doctor right? You got your MCAT score back and it sucked, but you still want to be a doctor right? If you had to take it 7 times to become one would you do it? As you will see many things that we want in life don’t come easy but it’s all about the grind and how many times you pick yourself back up after you fall. Medicine is a long and tumultuous journey. In this episode, we will tell you all about the many obstacles we encountered and how it prepared us for where we are now.
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