Undergraduate institution: Baylor University
My name is Kobby Wiafe, and I was born in Ghana in West Africa. My family and I moved to Bethany, Oklahoma when I was 11 months old and that is where I grew up until I went to college. I attended Baylor University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Though somewhat unrelated, my medical interests include global health, rural medicine, medical humanities, and sports medicine; I am very thankful for former professors, past research projects, and for my own personal experiences that have allowed me to be exposed to these many aspects of the medical field. As a current African-American medical student, I hope to be a mentor of sorts to younger minority students who are also striving to become future healthcare professionals. When I'm not studying, I enjoy traveling with friends and family (I'm currently at 15 countries and counting), finding the best ice cream spots, keeping up with my favorite sports teams (Oklahoma City Thunder, Baylor Bears, Oklahoma Sooners), and picking up my violin every so often to see if I still remember how to play it.