Chinemerem is a Nigerian and MS2 at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed high school at United World College-USA and later received her Bachelor’s degree in a self-designed major entitled “Determinants of Health Outcomes in Africa” from Duke University in 2019. During her time as an undergrad, Chinemerem co-founded Duke’s first African choir, Duke Amandla Chorus, and worked to amplify African voices on campus through her involvement in Duke Africa Conversations Club. She worked as a research assistant for Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology where she engaged in projects focused on reducing barriers to surgical care and improving patient health literacy in Kampala, Uganda. She also volunteered with Duke’s HIV/AIDs advocacy group and Duke Cancer Center. At Duke Med, Chinemerem is heavily involved with Duke SNMA through her MAPS Liaison role that affords her the opportunity to mentor undergrad pre-med students at Duke, NCCU and NC State. She is also a founding member of the Duke Chapter of Melanin Healthcare Professionals. Chinemerem is passionate about reducing global disparities in surgical outcomes and barriers to care for minority patients. In her free time, she loves to paint, read, cook, spend time with friends and family and travel. Talk to Chinemerem about global health research, applying to medical school without a gap year and financial resources for international medical students.