This viral video of James W. Stewart II on match day has been a moment in the making since he was three years old. “One of the happiest moments of my life. I’m proud to announce that I matched at my #1
choice and will be attending Yale University for my surgical training.” - James W. Stewart II
Because of Them We Can spoke to @jwstewart2
to learn more about his journey and the advice he has for other aspiring doctors and future STEM leaders.
What did this moment mean to you?
I have wanted to be a doctor since 3 years old. My dream of becoming a surgeon crystallized my senior year in high school, when I observed a triple bypass surgery. The surge of excitement I felt when I saw the heart beating is indescribable. Looking back on my journey and now realizing the opportunity to train as a surgeon, at a world-class institution, is humbling. Being able to work with my hands, use my clinical knowledge, and do what God has placed me on this earth to do is what I’ve always wanted.
I grew up in Howard County, MD. I attended the great University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where I majored in Biology and minored in music. My minor was focused on piano and saxophone performance. After graduation I attended Meharry Medical College, a medical school focused on serving the underserved.
BOTWC note: Meharry Medical college is a Historically Black College & University (HBCU). Other relatively known HBCU medical colleges include Howard University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Charles Drew University.
What advice do you have for other young people of color with the same dream?
Throughout my journey, I can relay one important lesson. [Click the link in our profile to read the rest]
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