Spotlight: Jenifer Ogu

Name: Jenifer Ogu

Major: Nutrition

HCMP Role: Intern

Classification: Sophomore

Other Associations: Black Honors Students, Black Health Professions Organization, School of Human Ecology Ambassadors, CD Doyle Clinic, Heart to Heart Hospice

Describe a shadowing experience that has impacted you the most.

Shadowing Dr. Michael Josephs at the Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center was an impactful experience because I got to observe a surgery for the first time. Dr. Josephs not only welcomed me, but he also took the time to teach me about the operation. He let me stand close, narrated what he was doing, and asked me questions as he operated. I never considered becoming a surgeon as something I aspire to do until that experience.

How has HCMP benefited your professional or individual goals?

HCMP has further solidified my desire to become a physician. I have been able to truly see what being a doctor is like. I have been fascinated by the different specialties I have been exposed to and inspired by the patient-provider interactions I have watched.

What has been your favorite aspect of HCMP?

My favorite part of HCMP is that the members get to be exposed to so many different medical specialties. I think it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s hard for pre-meds to find shadowing opportunities on their own, but HCMP provides you with a plethora of opportunities.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to read, binge watch my favorite shows, and shop!