Dr. Chafi Samen Kehedy
Chafi recently graduated from the Saint James School of Medicine, following an unconventional path that started with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Biology minor from Denison University in Ohio. Inspired by his mother's legacy as a doctor, Chafi embarked on a journey into medicine, initially drawn to Saint James School of Medicine in the Caribbean due to its affordability as well as the program quality.
Transitioning to life on the island was smooth for Chafi, having grown up in Africa. He immersed himself in the local culture, fostering a sense of belonging. Academically, SJSM provided a rigorous curriculum with accessible professors, nurturing his investigative spirit and critical thinking skills.
The clinical years were particularly rewarding, offering hands-on experience and patient interactions. Chafi's success in the USMLE exams underscored the importance of self-directed learning and personalized study techniques.
Match Week brought the culmination of his efforts, securing a General Surgery residency at the University of Maryland. Chafi's journey included giving back as a USMLE counselor at St. James, assisting fellow students.
Chafi remains grateful for the support and education received at St. James, with a commitment to paying it forward and helping others pursue their medical aspirations.