Fall 2016| Posse National Newsletter
UVA Scholar Earns Early Admission to Med School
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University of Virginia Scholar Ted Obi.
Ted Obi, a member of the first Posse at the University of Virginia, is only a junior and he’s already earned a spot at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai through the school’s FlexMed program. His early admission, contingent on maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA and completing a thesis, allows Ted to pursue his academic interests without the constraints typical for premed undergraduates.
“Now that I’ve been accepted, I’m thinking about changing my major from human biology to psychology,” says Ted. “I also want to study abroad in Barcelona to learn Spanish.”
Inspired to be a doctor after participating in a medical mission in Nigeria, Ted is especially interested in helping people in underserved communities. He volunteers regularly at a hospital near UVA during the school year and, as a member of the university’s Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu, is committed to other community service work in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also eager to mentor other students who are underrepresented in the medical field.
“UVA and Posse have opened a lot of doors and given me opportunities to pursue my passions,” says Ted. “I’ve been lucky to have a lot of mentors help me along the way, and I’d like to do the same for someone else.”