Hometown: Biu, Borno State, Nigeria
Undergrad: Missouri State University – Go Bears!
Medical School: Kansas City University
Favorite Thing to do in Indy: Running/walking by the canal!
Why IU: I interviewed at IU School of Medicine towards the end of the interview season, so I had a pretty good idea of what I was looking for in a residency program at that point. At the end of my interview, I left amazed by the emphasis placed on education/teaching, patient centered care, and research at IU School of Medicine. After interacting with the residents and program leaders, I came to the conclusion that the residency program offers a rigorous, challenging and supportive training environment for residents to succeed. Like some applicants, I was very skeptical about rotating at four different hospitals during my training. However, by the end of my interview day, the four-hospital system was definitely one of the top reasons why I wanted to train here and couldn’t be happier when I found out I matched at IU! This unique system provides a rare opportunity for residents to have exposure to diverse patient population and a variety of rotations in multiple hospital settings. It enriches the learning experience and adequately prepares residents to become well-rounded physicians of the future. Three months into my intern year, I have no doubt I made the right choice by choosing IU over the other programs I interviewed at. My co-interns and residents are absolutely a pleasure to work with, always willing to help whenever I reach out to them. Furthermore, the program leaders are invested in the program at every stage, receptive and swift in responding to feedbacks/changes to improve the quality of the program. In addition to ensuring quality training for each resident, they make resident health and well-being a priority to help us model a healthy lifestyle for our patients. I have enjoyed living in Indy and exploring the local food places, museums, sport venues, and running/biking trails throughout the city. I’m happy here and hoping/planning to stay here for fellowship after my residency training. Indy is my new home away from home and I love it!