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Ditching the Dream

By Peace Eneh

I am excited but super-scared.

I am excited to go home to Nigeria—I am always excited to go home. But this time is different. I am going home as a budding medical student to do global health research. I have always dreamed of going home to help improve the health-care system. That is the whole point of coming to the United States to study medicine. I have always dreamed of returning to make a difference. But as Shonda Rhimes said at Dartmouth’s recent commencement ceremony, it is time to ditch the dream; it is time for me to not just be a dreamer but to actually start doing something, time for me to start making my mark. Read more...

Read more from medical student Peace Eneh (’17) on the Geisel Med Blog.