All posts by Promise Okeke

Mike Got Into Harvard Med School as an International Student. Here’s How.

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 10:04 am

I spend about a third of every single month thinking about medical school and what I have to do to get in. It wouldn’t be a surprise to me if I were to be diagnosed with medical school admission O.C.D. (obsessive-compulsive disorder). We all know the chance of an international student getting into medical school […]

How to Get Summer Experience as a Pre-med (Without Making Yourself Miserable)

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 11:24 am

It’s summer, a time of year that always leaves ambitious premeds confused about how to spend their time. There are so many possibilities: volunteering at a clinic, shadowing a physician, taking classes, traveling abroad. If you asked me which one is the best, my response is that you might as well flip a coin. For […]

How I’m Going to Get Into Medical School as an International Student

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 9:50 am

The road to medical school is muddy, and one often stops to clean off the threatening mud. In my last post, I highlighted the difficulty in getting into med school as an international student, and how hard I know I will have to work to make it happen. I have spent the last year meeting […]

Why I’m Studying Pre-Med, Despite the Odds

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am

A few weeks ago we discussed how difficult it is to get into an American medical school as an international student.  Many of them don’t consider international applicants at all, and there’s very little scholarship money available. [Read about applying to medical school as an international student] But a small number of international students DO […]

Battling with Language in the Far-Away Land of Minneapolis

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 8:56 am

Am I the one? Am I the Promise who promised himself his Nigerian accent was not going to take a slip? I never would have believed I could so easily twist my tongue in an American twang. But let’s go back to the beginning. You might be asking, “How has the experience been so far?” […]

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