Profiles of Success
Kwesi BlackmanNU 2009 - BS Biology; Howard University School of Medicine, Class of 2014
What led to your interest in a career in medicine? Who or what inspired you?
As an 8-year-old boy I used to watch a show on the Learning Channel about surgeons performing various types of surgeries. I remember my mother asking me “why are you watching this kind of stuff?” and responding, “That is what I want to do when I grow up.” I found it so amazing what they were doing. I did not have any doctors in my family and my only experience with a real doctor was when I would go for my yearly physicals. So, a TV show on the Learning Channel every Sunday night was what first inspired me to become a surgeon. Read more…
Upcoming Deadlines for 2014 MatrculationMarch 01, 2013
For NU students and alums planning to apply this coming spring to begin your studies in August of 2014: The deadline for submitting individual letters of evaluation is Friday, March 15th. As soon as your 3 faculty letters and your clinical letter are logged in as received on MedAppTrak (see your applicant agreement for more detail about the specific definitions of these letters), you may be eligible to request a committee letter interview. Please log into MedAppTrak Read more…
Preparing to Apply for 2014 Matriculation?January 02, 2013
Northeastern students and alums preparing to apply to schools of allopathic, dental, optometric, osteopathic, podiatric, or veterinary medicine – The NU PreHealth Advising Program is ready to provide advice and guidance to you as you prepare to submit your application during the late spring/early summer of 2013 – just 5 months away! CLICK HERE to access the Student/Applicant Pages and to review the 2014 Matriculation Pages.