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Chiamaka Okorie

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Chiamaka (Amaka) Okorie is a fourth year medical student at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH, class of 2024. In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology, after migrating from Nigeria. As an Albert Schweitzer fellow, she is currently working on developing a healthcare "accompaniment" program for refugees who are being welcomed to the Upper Valley. In addition to this, she has displayed her leadership skills as the president of the dermatology interest group and as the public relations officer for the Student National Medical Association chapter. She has also been involved in scholarly work, including creating cell models of Darier's disease through CRISPR Gene editing. Furthermore, she has served as a longstanding member of the admissions committee at Geisel and has participated in pipeline efforts with several organizations, including F1Doctors, McGill Scholars program, Black Girl White Coat, and the students of color collective at Lebanon High School. In her free time, she enjoys making Nigerian cuisines to keep the taste of home, thrifting and has picked up snowboarding during her time in New England. After graduating medical school, Amaka would like to pursue a career in dermatology.

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