Welcome Class of 2023!! We are so excited to meet you all within the next few weeks! My name is Kaia Amoah and I am the Class of 2022 Recruitment Representative (so I may have met many of you on your interviews) as well as the Coordinator for this year’s Freshman Liaison’s. A little bit about me… I am originally hailing all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio although I have lived all over the country from Brooklyn, NY, Houston, TX and Durham NC. I attended Hampton University for undergrad and traveled all the way up to DC to continue my education at the “other” HU. Before attending medical school I took a year off to do a post-bac at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where I did research in neurophysiology. My year off was such a exciting year for science exploration and personal growth and I am thankful for the time to reflect before continuing my journey into medical school.
My best advice for you before school starts is to absolutely get your apartment decorations and any other major feats done BEFORE classes start. It is going to take off the first day and it will take off quickly so I would definitely advise you to get these things out of the way if you can. Also, do not be afraid to make a community outside of your medical school family. While you will meet some lifelong friends in medical school, every now and again you will definitely appreciate the change in scenery!
Once again, congratulations to you all! You have sacrificed so much to make it to this point and you have made the best decision of your life to attend Howard University for medical school!