Inyang Jr Udo-Inyang
Geisel Class of 2016

MATCHING IN Orthopedic Surgery: “As the son of a Nigerian diplomat, I have had the tremendous privilege of experiencing the developing world, and in every one of those experiences I have been struck by the lack of access and extensive need of medical expertise. I began my clinical years with a four week rotation in orthopedics, where I participated in the care of several patients whom I saw recover from disabling pain and injuries to resume prior levels of function. Since then I’ve gone on to multiple rotations at several hospitals across the country and I’ve been invariably struck by the diligence with which members of the orthopedic community approach complex problems. I find myself more motivated than ever to continuously learn and equip myself with the skills with which I hope to someday change lives.”

THE GEISEL EXPERIENCE: “Since my first day at Geisel I have felt a familiarity and warmth with my classmates and faculty. They have supported me every step of the way--from helping me with the process of buying my first car to consoling me with chicken wings each time my Super Bowl team lost. I have been blessed with friendships and bonds that will surely last a lifetime.”

IMPORTANT MENTOR: “Dr. Alicia Zbehlik had a huge impact on my journey through medical school. As an eager first year, she helped hone my clinical skills. With the right mix of autonomy, feedback, and encouragement, Dr. Zbehlik helped cultivate my understanding of the art of medicine. I credit her with the confidence and tact with which I now approach complex clinical situations. I am grateful to have been paired with her so early on in my medical school career.”

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