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Bryan
Obika

Cohort 4

Hometown: Waxhaw, NC

Major: Nutrition, with a minor in Chemistry

Research Interest: Nutrition data analysis



CSS helped prepare me professionally for the medical school application process.




GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL:

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine (MD)


WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?

I’m interested in Practicing medicine as a cardiologist or general surgeon.


WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

The benefits that the program offered for its scholars, such as early class enrollment, tutoring, a network with various STEM professors, and a cohort of likeminded peers.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?

The field trip to UMBC. [Each year, the new cohort of scholars participates in a networking opportunity to get to know the new scholars in our sister programs: Meyerhoff Scholars at UMBC, Millennium Scholars at Penn State University, and other schools that offer similar programs.]


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

It helped me to get into the classes that I needed to get into med school, and it helped prepare me professionally for the application process.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I primarily worked on Nutrition Data Set Research (NDSR) at the Nutrition Coordinating Center in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health under my PI Dr. Kimberly Truesdale.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Honors Carolina