With the pandemic, we haven't been given many opportunities to meet and connect with each other. Get to Know is aimed at bridging this gap and bringing the spotlight to medical students, through hearing about their talents and stories, and learning from the valuable insights they carry.
Representation Matters | Orezime Uyeh
Today on the show we have Orezime Uyeh. Through her experience growing up with Nigerian culture, her journey with faith, and her own struggles, Rezi helps contextualize what lights a fire under her and why she does what she does. Drawing inspiration from her own lived experience, she is passionate about motivating future generations of underrepresented healthcare professionals and uses her talents to be that person that children can identify with and ask, “If she can do it, why not me?”
Just Keep Swimming | Danielle Keller
Today on the show we have Danielle Keller. Throughout the conversation she shares where she comes from, what she’s gone through, and how those experiences make her who she is. Not without its fair share of struggles, her story gives a glimpse of what addiction can do to both the individual and those who care for them. Whether it’s her resilience, self-awareness, or compassion, these traits will undoubtedly help her to be a physician that not only listens to her patients, but also understands them.
Third Time's a Charm | Chris Tardiff
Today on the show we have Chris Tardiff. As someone who’s gone through three application cycles, Chris approaches challenges as something to overcome, and not as something to shy away from. Putting his gap years to good use, Chris became a flight paramedic and worked within numerous EMS systems, giving him the insight to think about the future of EMS, to consider the challenges within those systems, and to advocate for what we can do as future physicians to address these issues.
Why Not You | Amanda Ziminski
Today on the show we have Amanda Ziminski. Whether it was her own personal experience living in an area that lacked access to specialty care or her journey in finding her identity and claiming her Native American culture, Amanda’s story sheds insight onto the lived experience and reality that faces a lot of underserved populations. As the only Native American in CHM’s class of 2024, Amanda shares her unique story that brings her to medicine and that ignites her passion for working with the underserved.
Complete Freedom | David Klemet
Today on the show we have David Klemet. Guided by his own experiences, David hopes to humanize physicians and not perpetuate the hierarchy and power dynamic between patient and provider. Besides the impact he wants to make on healthcare, David takes us through his journey to medical school and the process he took in finding his true purpose and personal drive: whether it was traveling and living the life of a vagabond, serving as an EMT in Detroit, or working as a self-proclaimed “terrible baker”.
Building Bridges | Melanie Valentin
Today on the show, we have Melanie Valentin. As the daughter of immigrants, Melanie takes us through her experiences juggling different cultures and the impact culture can have on patient care. Filled with obstacles along the way, her story shows us the importance of seeing challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. All of her experiences have culminated in her desire to be a bridge of understanding between patient and provider, considering the whole patient and not just the diagnosis.
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