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…