Final Paper


Daniel Obasi



They are many reasons I choose Steven Komorian, a medical school student for my project. We have been brothers for many years, both born and raised in different countries and came to the United States when we were little. We didn’t have any resources when we came to the U.S. Both our parents worked at Wal-Mart for a low wage to put food on the table for us. Growing up in Nigeria and Iran, we literally had nothing but our families and one thing that we pride ourselves in was our education and that was the reason our family migrated to the United States where opportunities are endless. Both our families were immigrated, who sacrificed a lot for their kids so we could have a better life from a difficult environment that we were in on our native countries.

Steven, I have had the privilege to see your journey from undergrad in college to being in medical school. You put so many hours, even weekends so you can keep chasing your dreams and that has personally motivated me to never give up on my career no matter the circumstances. Glad you still focus on our goal which is the reason we left our home countries to the United States which is to keep our dreams alive on becoming doctors and to make our family proud.

Thanks again for agreeing to let me interview you, Steven. As you know, I’m interested in learning about your perspectives and experiencing regarding being a medical student. Maybe we could start by telling me about your daily life as a medical student? I have had the honor to call you my friend for many years and have seen a lot of growth in you. However, they have been times when you get stress out from studying and preparing for exams. So, my question is, how do you manage your time management with so many materials to be prepared for exams? Having been exposed to the healthcare field, do you feel like minorities are treated equal when it comes to care? Was the medical application process difficult for you being a minority since the acceptance’s percentage is low for minorities? Any challenges you have experience being a medical student that have shaped your way of thinking on how healthcare is run or cared for? Did race influence how your application was processed? How has your family impacted your journey throughout medical school? Any medical experiences you would like to share? If you could re-do medical school, what would you do differently or improve more on? What advice could you give an up bringing medical student?