My name is Samara Mohamed. I'm also a former student of Mr. Baker, who took general biology in 1994, genetics in 1997, and was formally introduced to the wonderful world of genetics bench work by Mr. Baker in 1997.
I went to Seattle University, and Majored in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Physics. I did continue to do research in college: various collegiate projects and even a 2 summer internship with the Merck pharmecutical company in their vaccine department. However, I felt a greater need for human connection which led me to medicine.
I went to Midwestern University--Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Osteopathic medicine is a parallel track to allopathic medicine with a focus on holistic treatment of the patient and includes additional manipulation treatment. I graduated in 2002 and started a Pediatric Residency at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. I'm currently 6 months from finishing my residency and will be deployed by the US Army for general practice. Since the military paid for my medical school bills, I will repay them with 4 years of Active Duty service. I do plan on pursuing a sub-specialty in Pediatrics in the near future--possibly Adolescent medicine, palliative care, emergency medicine or interventional cardiology.
I like to think of medicine as applied science. I have been amazed at how helpful basic chemistry, genetics, and newtonian physics have contributed to my understanding of the human body. It's been invaluable to have good research background to decipher the mounds of research that comes out daily.
I don't have any cool articles to post at the moment, but I'll try to post some as I come across any.
The Olympic Mountain Snow Shadow and Prospects for Snow this Week - Some light snow is falling over Seattle now, as a weak upper level disturbance moves though. Perhaps a half-inch on the ground in North Seattle. But in g...
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