Ijeoma Opara

Ijeoma Opara

Ijeoma Opara

Residency Year

2012

Narrative Bio

From: Nigeria

My name is Ijeoma Nnodim and I was born in Nigeria, West Africa. My first name means "Safe Journey" in my mother tongue, and it has truly been a wonderful journey to and through this amazing Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency program. I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and then was baptized in the waters of medicine at the illustrious Wayne State University School of Medicine in the great city of Detroit. I chose to stay in Detroit and the Med-Peds program for three main reasons: amazing patient population that is underserved and overlooked; amazing teaching staff who are incredibly supportive and committed to resident well being; and an amazing city filled with historical and cultural treasures. I enjoy the richness of downtown Detroit where I live and when homesick, I only have to travel one hour away to enjoy my mother's home cooking and attention! Although residency is busy, I am able to provide service to my community by partaking in a variety of community service programs including planning and implementing community health fairs, giving health education talks, and mentoring students. I also pursue my personal hobbies of running, writing, and stage performance. I have completed a half-marathon and hope to complete the Detroit full marathon this year. After residency, I plan to pursue a Master’s in Public Health, focusing on international health administration. I intend to practice primary internal medicine and pediatrics.